Guitar

Speed Dating for Guitarists

Speed Dating for Guitarists

Do you think he’d like Fender® Select Telecaster® in Violin Burst with a Birdseye Maple Fingerboard and Gold Hardware? I think I’d be OK… ;). Get your Strat and Tele knowledge up-to-date here.

Man Makes Guitar Amps Out of Ordinary Household Items

Man Makes Guitar Amps Out of Ordinary Household Items

Forget the big black box. On any given day, you may find Robert Brenne from Peckville, Pa., playing guitar through a Ghostbusters lunchbox amp or a Pac Man thermos amp he created himself. The 25-year-old guitarist got inspired when he came across a DIY project a few years […]

Guy Sings, Plays Guitar and Drums at the Same Time – And it Sounds Awesome

Guy Sings, Plays Guitar and Drums at the Same Time – And it Sounds Awesome

If you were to listen to the song below without watching the video, you’d never imagine the music was coming from just one person. John Marek from Bermuda Dunes, Calif., uploaded a video of himself singing, playing guitar and drums at the same time. As […]

Happy Birthday, Leo!

Happy Birthday, Leo!

Today, Aug. 10, would’ve been Leo Fender’s 104th birthday (he was born in 1909 in case you’re trying to do the math in your head ;)). I want to thank Leo for his unyielding passion and curiosity, which led to the creation of the most […]

Judging a Person Does Not Define Who He/She is… It Defines Who You Are

Judging a Person Does Not Define Who He/She is… It Defines Who You Are

I can’t tell you how many times people have been shocked to learn I’m a guitarist. “What? A female guitarist? No way!” Actually, I’m a person just like you who plays guitar. OH, and it just so happens that I’m a woman. Big deal. I’m […]

Study Shows Men With Guitars Are More Attractive. But What About the Ladies?

Study Shows Men With Guitars Are More Attractive. But What About the Ladies?

Alright gents, line up at your nearest music store. A recent study conducted by France’s Universate de Bretagne-Sud says that men carrying a guitar are considered sexier than those not carrying a guitar. I don’t necessarily agree nor disagree with the results of the study; I […]

Legendary Fender Custom Shop Pickup Winder Abigail Ybarra Retires Today

Legendary Fender Custom Shop Pickup Winder Abigail Ybarra Retires Today

If you’re an electric guitarist or a Fender enthusiast, you’re most likely familiar with the name Abigail Ybarra, endearingly referred to as “Abby.” Personally hired as a pickup winder by Leo Fender in 1956, Abby has been creating some of the most recognizable guitar tones […]

Check Out This Takamine Guitars Demo Video Starring Yours Truly

Check Out This Takamine Guitars Demo Video Starring Yours Truly

I recently recorded traditional Venezuelan waltz “Pica Pica” (one of my top three favorite jams) for a Takamine guitars demo video. My first-ever classical guitar was a Takamine, and never in my wildest dreams did I imagine that 12 years later I would be working […]

You Know You’re A Guitar Player When

You Know You’re A Guitar Player When

In an effort to unite guitarists around the world, I started a hashtag on Twitter called #youknowyoureaguitarplayerwhen. Not only did the participants connect with many guitar players around the globe, but we were all able to effectively identify our guitar-player-idiosyncrasies with a great sense of […]

Guitar Player Prejudice

Guitar Player Prejudice

  I came to the realization that many people assume that guitarists perform a wide variety of musical tasks other than playing guitar, when not all of us do. I’m a very loving person, but after being belittled for not performing these unwritten guitarist duties, […]