Buying a guitar can be an emotional ordeal. We’d like to share some helpful advice on what to think about before shopping for a new instrument.
Buying a Guitar and Other Equipment
Buying a guitar, or any musical instrument for that matter, can be an emotional ordeal. Prepare yourself with a little knowledge before heading to the store and you’ll likely enjoy your time there a lot more.
Many common questions have been answered already in the Buying a Guitar FAQ.
Having made himself a terrific fretless neck, Mitch sets himself the task of finishing his budget bass guitar with the classic coral pink finish. It’s truly astounding to see the results of his project. What a beautiful bass guitar!
Mitch has most graciously taken the time to give us a fairly detailed account of one of his latest DIY projects – a Johnson manufactured bass guitar! Follow as he transforms this $80 eBay bass into an instrument worthy of gigging.
In his second chapter of this two-part piece, Bill Cozzo details the stages of choosing and then installing the right replacement pickups for his guitar. As usual, he gives us a wealth of detail and information, making something as intricate as the whole procedure a snap to understand and appreciate.
Christmas can lead to all sorts of binging on things, from food to strap locks! Before you go plunging into the nearest music store, it’s a good idea to have an honest assessment of what you actually need. John Tucker relates to us some thoughtful ideas based on his experiences on the subject.
More often than not, buying a second guitar is more daunting than buying your first. All sorts of things are running through your head and, as the cliché goes, a little knowledge is a dangerous thing. Contributing Guitar Noise reader John Tucker recently went through the pangs of choosing a second guitar and has kindly taken the time to give us his thoughts and observations on the matter.