Types of Guitar Bridges: A Comprehensive Guide

types of guitar bridges

The guitar bridge is more important than you might first think. It’s play a major role in how a guitar sounds, it’s tuning, intonation, sustain and general playability. But with so many different types of guitar bridges available it can be difficult to know what they do and which is right for you. From classic …

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What is Binding on a Guitar and What Does it Do?

what is binding on a guitar and what does it do

I’ve never been all that fussed about how a guitar looks. Over time that’s changed somewhat as I began to understand how having a guitar you like looking at actually inspires you to pick it up and play. But generally I care a lot less about the appearance of a guitar when compared to something …

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Zero Fret Guide: What are They and Do You Need One?

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The zero fret is a little bit of an enigma. In some cases reviled and hated, by others adored and considered a technological marvel that makes tuning stability and your tone much better. But they’re a bit odd. You tend to find them either installed in really cheap and poor guitars or the highest quality, …

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What is a Pickguard on a Guitar: A Guide

what is a pickguard on a guitar

You may have noticed that guitars have colored bits of plastic attached to their bodies. They tend to be below the strings and can come in a variety of shapes and sizes. These are pickguards. And they are designed to do as their name says: guard the guitar from picks. When you strum with a …

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What is a Guitar Bridge? A Simple Guide

what is a guitar bridge

Guitar bridges are often talked about as being really important to how a guitar works and sounds. But what is a guitar bridge? You might be able to identify one but do you know exactly what it does? Or why? If not then you’re probably interested to know more about the bridge on a guitar. …

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