Archive for Guitars


History of Fender: Stratocaster vs. Telecaster

Fender Guitar Neck
November 24, 2023

The Telecaster and Stratocaster are two of the most legendary guitars in history. Many iconic musicians play the Strat or Telecaster, and both guitars have left their mark on music history.  Electric guitarists love quibbling over which is better, but what is so unique about Fender guitars, and why are guitarists so passionate about the […]

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7 of the Best Ever Rock Guitar Solos

close up of two people playing guitars
January 12, 2022

The Record Head family loves a good guitar solo. Check out our list of seven of the most iconic rock solos of all time. 1. “All Along the Watchtower” — Jimi Hendrix Jimi Hendrix’s guitar solo is the special flavoring that makes this Bob Dylan cover rock harder than the original. Hendrix works his way […]

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Guitars 101: Which is the One for You? 

man in red sweater playing a guitar
November 17, 2021

Purchasing a guitar for the first time can be very exciting, so congratulations are in order! There are some things to consider as you hunt for your first guitar. Do you want to play an acoustic or an electric guitar? What shape and style do you want? Do you know what size you need? Are […]

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Why Are There So Many Types of Guitars?

red guitar close up
March 31, 2021

If you listen to a lot of music, you know what a difference the type of guitar can make. From loudly rocking out in a metal band to the mellow sounds of an acoustic guitar gently plunking in the background, guitar music comes in many different formats. You may wonder why there’s a need for […]

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Ways to Help Your Child Choose a Musical Instrument

little boy playing piano
November 11, 2020

Learning to play a musical instrument is lots of fun for kids and incredibly beneficial in many ways. For many kids, learning an instrument is even a rite of passage. If your child is showing interest in picking up an instrument, you can help guide them in choosing an instrument they will enjoy that is well-suited to their […]

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Top Guitar Effect Pedals for Beginners

Guitar pedals with man changing settings
September 30, 2020

If you’re like most first-time electric guitar players, you spent hours researching the right make and model. You studied online, stopped by a store to get a feel for a few options and made your selection after talking to long-time guitar aficionados. Maybe you even made a list of the guitars played by your favorite musicians. […]

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How to Choose the Best Used Amp for Your Guitar

An amplifier with a guitar plugged into it
August 6, 2020

What’s an electric guitar without an amp? The right amp will allow you to squeeze the essence out of every note or chord. And guess what? Awesome amps aren’t exclusively the ones you buy new in a box. Purchase a used electric guitar amp to enjoy owning a high-end piece of essential sound equipment without overspending. […]

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6 of the Coolest Guitars Throughout History 

July 9, 2020

From acoustic to electric, guitars have helped shape the history of music. Electric guitars influenced the beginnings of rock ‘n’ roll in the 1950s and have even come to represent this musical movement as a whole. Regardless of the genre, it’s hard to think of the famous guitarists throughout history without also thinking of the […]

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Tips for Guitarists: The Effective Way to Build Picking Speed

A man playing a guitar
June 25, 2019

At one point in many people’s lives, they dreamed of being the guitarist that rocks that lead guitar with epic tunes and where people jump up and down to dance to the music. While it is a long life dream for many, some people made the choice of taking guitar lessons, eventually developing the skill […]

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