Guitar Strings: Flatwound Vs. Roundwound

When searching for guitar strings, you may stumble across a few vocabulary words such as “flatwound” and “roundwound” from time to time. It is easy to glance at these words and keep moving, writing them off as mumbo-jumbo. However, the difference between roundwound and flatwound guitar strings is surprisingly striking. Switching between the two will … Read more

Ernie Ball Regular Slinky Guitar Strings Review

One thing I always say about guitar strings is that what makes a string good is somewhat subjective as what sounds pleasant to one person may not sound quite so pleasant to another. As such, when shopping for guitar strings, reviews can point you in the right direction but it is important to try a … Read more

D’Addario EJ16 – Budget Guitar Strings Review

There are a lot of things to love about a set of D’Addario EJ16 acoustic guitar strings. They sound great, they are easy on the hand, they last a while, and best of all they are inexpensive. In general, the EJ16s offer one of the top acoustic guitar string values around. I always keep a … Read more

Elixir Nanoweb Guitar Strings Review

From pretty much every perspective, the Elixir Nanowebs are a great set of strings. From tone to longevity to value, they have it all! The following review is going to delve into exactly what makes the Nanowebs so good. Construction The Elixir Nanowebs have a steel core wrapped in bronze or phosphor bronze wire, much … Read more

How Much Do Worn Guitar Strings Affect Tone?

So when playing an acoustic guitar, how much do worn guitar strings affect your tone? A lot. Don’t believe me? Go to a pawn shop, pick up a guitar that looks like it has been sitting there a while, and give it a strum. What you’ll notice is that the guitar sounds muddy, quiet and … Read more

Required Tools for Restringing an Acoustic Guitar

So it’s time to restring your guitar. Some people are intimidated by this concept, and unnecessarily so. When all is said and done, it’s really not that hard. It takes a half-hour or less, requires little in the way of mechanical skill and there aren’t too many pitfalls that can make the process unsuccessful. This … Read more

What Is The Order Of Guitar Strings? (Standard and Drop D Tuning)

One question that often comes up in the guitar world is to identify the guitar string order. This article will be mainly geared at beginners, so I will provide the guitar string names in standard tuning as well as “Drop D” tuning, which makes playing power chords very simple, as a power chord can be … Read more

Best Electric Guitar Strings (Top 3)

This article gives a high-level overview of some sets of guitar strings that might be best for your electric guitar. A lot of issues around guitar string preference are very subjective, but this overview will still help understand these discussed sets of strings and whether they might be worth trying in your situation. Ernie Ball … Read more

How To Change The Strings On Your Acoustic Guitar (Steel String)

Most people that routinely play guitar have had to change their strings. The task is pretty easy and straightforward so long as you have good tools to restring your guitar, so rather than describing the process here, I’ll let the video below speak for itself. After the video, which walks you through the string change … Read more

Is It Better To Build Or Buy A Guitar? (Pros and Cons)

For most people, it is better to just buy a guitar rather than to try and build one. But there are some real benefits to building a guitar, especially if you are planning to make a hobby out of it. Throughout this article the pros and cons of building a guitar and buying a guitar … Read more

How Long Does It Take To Build A Custom Guitar? (Detailed Breakdown)

The length of time that it takes to build a custom guitar varies considerably depending on the type of guitar, the tools available, the experience of the builder, and whether you are building completely from scratch, or using a kit. Many pros and amateurs alike have reported that it can easily take between 15-250 person-hours … Read more