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Guitars

KLŌS Carbon Fiber Ukes and Guitars

KLŌS Carbon Fiber Ukes and Guitars
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KLŌS makes beautiful, modern string instruments from the sturdy, lightweight material normally reserved for high-dollar exotic sports cars. They offer acoustic and acoustic electric guitars and ukuleles with black or colorful woven backs.

Fender Acoustasonic Telecaster

Fender Acoustasonic Telecaster

Developed with the help of Fishman, Fender’s American Acoustasonic Telecaster is a modern take on the acoustic-electric guitar. It has a thin and hollow body, a curated selection of acoustic and electric voices, and a tuned sound hole. The downside? It will go for $2,000.

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Making a Guitar from Pencils

Making a Guitar from Pencils

Watch as Burls Art transforms 1200 colored pencils drowned in epoxy resin into the body of a Fender Stratocaster style electric guitar. He says he’s never built a guitar before, which makes his build just that much more impressive.

Fingerstyle Movie Music

Fingerstyle Movie Music

While it’s in no way a comprehensive collection, musician Marcos Kaiser’s compilation of 12 classic movie themes performed on his acoustic guitar will bring back lots of memories, and occasionally tug at your heartstrings.

Maxwell Infinitum Acoustic Guitar

Maxwell Infinitum Acoustic Guitar

Maxwell Custom Guitars is making a radical and stunning take on the acoustic guitar. The Infinitum gets its name from its unorthodox body, which is shaped like the infinity symbol and trades the regular circular sound hole for two vents on the sides of the body.

Fender Guitar Bookends

Fender Guitar Bookends
$60  Buy Comment

Looking for a gift for a musician or audiophile? Check out Fender’s guitar body bookends. Available in Telecaster, Stratocaster and Bass variants, each set of bookends is made from the same materials as the company uses to make its iconic guitars.

Wood & Resin Electric Guitar

Wood & Resin Electric Guitar
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Moon Guitars makes custom electric guitars based on Fender designs. One of their latest builds is this beautiful Telecaster style project that has a body made of wood and epoxy resin. It’s equipped with Shoreline Menlo Park pickups and Gotoh hardware.

A Brief History of Guitar Distortion

A Brief History of Guitar Distortion

Polyphonic takes us through the blues and rock scenes from the ’40s to the ’80s to look at the invention and evolution of the electric guitar distortion. For such an important and flexible effect, its funny to think that its origins and development mainly came from accidents.

Iron Maiden Fingerstyle Medley

Iron Maiden Fingerstyle Medley

After wowing us with acoustic versions of songs by U2, RHCP, and AC/DC, the incredibly talented Luca Stricagnoli is back with a captivating three song medley of Iron Maiden’s tracks Fear of the Dark, The Trooper, and Phantom of the Opera.

DIY Popsicle Stick Mini Guitars

DIY Popsicle Stick Mini Guitars

Cath of The Square to Spare shows off a fun little project for guitar players and anyone who appreciates a good musical instrument. In the first clip, she shows us how to make tiny electric guitars using popsicle clips, and in the second, she crafts a mini acoustic.

Boss Katana-Air Wireless Guitar Amp

Boss Katana-Air Wireless Guitar Amp
$400  Buy Link Comment

Boss‘ new Katana-Air is a compact wireless guitar amplifier. Its transmitter lasts for up to 12h per charge and has a power saving mode. The amp itself can also be powered with AA batteries for portable playing. It can also be used as a Bluetooth speaker.

12-String Metal

12-String Metal

Most hard rock music is played on a 6-string electric guitar, but Music is Win decided to see what it might sound like if he attempted to play some metal riffs on a 12-string blues guitar. The resulting sound is quite unique – like some kind of prog rock from the future.

The 10 Levels of Bass

The 10 Levels of Bass

Musician Davie504 knows a thing or two about playing bass guitar. So who better than to demonstrate how to go from zero to hero on a 4-string? Listen and enjoy as Davie starts out simple, and quickly progresses to maestro level.

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Jamstik7 & Jamstik12 Smart Guitars

Jamstik7 & Jamstik12 Smart Guitars
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Jamstik’s new smart guitars offer portability for both pros and newbies. The Jamstik7 is perfect for beginners – it has 7 frets and works with Jamstik’s educational apps. The Jamstik12 is a 12-fret smart guitar with low latency, palm mute sensing and MIDI compatibility.

TV Sitcom Classical Guitar Medley

TV Sitcom Classical Guitar Medley

Do you like sitcoms? Then check out this wonderful medley of theme songs from shows like Friends, Seinfeld, It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia, The Big Bang Theory, Parks and Rec, and The Office, performed on acoustic guitar by Nathan Mills of Beyond the Guitar.

(Don’t Fear) The Reaper: Surf Edition

(Don’t Fear) The Reaper: Surf Edition

We can say with certainty that we’ve never heard Blue Öyster Cult’s (Don’t Fear) The Reaper like this before. But we’re impressed with the surf rock treatment that musician Bruce Lindquist gave to the 1976 smash prog rock hit, even if it could use more cowbell.

Making Carbon Fiber Guitars

Making Carbon Fiber Guitars

A look inside the McPherson Guitars‘ factory, where talented artisans use a mix of high tech materials and traditional finishing techniques to create lightweight, durable, and visually striking musical instruments. The Carbon Series guitars range in price from $2799 to $3299.

Making a Goodall Guitar

Making a Goodall Guitar

A video chronicle of the extensive build process that goes into hand-making a custom Goodall Guitar. You’ll need to invest nearly 50 minutes of your time to watch the entire video, but for anyone who appreciates fine craftsmanship, it’ll be worth the effort.

Tennis Racket Guitar

Tennis Racket Guitar

Sometimes when we play tennis, we we like to fool around and play air guitar with the rackets. But Scrap Wood City went one better, and shows us how they transformed a racket into a fully functional electric guitar. Though it does only have three strings.

15-string Slap Bass Solo

15-string Slap Bass Solo

Musician Davie504 checks out a crazy bass guitar that has 11 more strings than an ordinary 4-string, and does his best to slap his way across even its ridiculously thin and barely usable fat strings at the edges. More 15-string action here.

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Roadie 2 Guitar Tuner

Roadie 2 Guitar Tuner
$99  Buy Link Comment

The latest version of the pocket-sized electronic guitar tuner. Unlike its predecessor, Roadie 2 doesn’t need its app to tune your guitar (and other stringed instruments). It also vibrates to let you know when it’s done. The app provides extra features like custom tunings.

Fusion Guitar

Fusion Guitar
$1399  Buy Link Comment

This truly 21st-century take on the electric guitar, has a built in dock for an iPhone (5 through 7 Plus) or iPod Touch (5th or 6th gen), and works with iOS apps like IK Multimedia’s Amplitube to modify and sweeten sounds through its 20-watt class D and trio of high-quality speakers.

Loog Pro & Loog Mini

Loog Pro & Loog Mini
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New and improved versions of Loog Guitars’ kid-friendly, three-stringed mini guitars. The Loog Pro has improved bridge, neck, pickup and body designs, while the new Mini is for kids as young as 3 years old. Both come fully assembled.

The Dream Factory

The Dream Factory

In 1987, with brand perception at an all-time low, Fender decided to open the Fender Custom Shop – a small unit devoted solely for made-to-order instruments. Fender recently honored the shop’s founding members by collaborating with them once more.

Fret Zeppelin

Fret Zeppelin
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Fret Zeppelin uses a row of removable and non-intrusive LEDs together with a mobile app to teach new and intermediate guitar players. It shows notes, chords, scales and styles. It can also use MIDI files to show the chords for songs and act as decorative lighting.

DIY Marceline’s Ax Bass

DIY Marceline’s Ax Bass

DIY Prop Shop usually makes props out of affordable materials, but they shelled out extra for a ready-to-assemble electric bass and brought out their heavy duty tools to make a functioning replica of Marceline the Vampire Queen’s instrument.

Fender American Professional Guitars

Fender American Professional Guitars
$1399-$1599  Buy Link Comment

Fender presents a massive new series of guitars designed for working musicians. The extensive collection features new Stratocasters, Telecasters, Jazzmasters, Jazz Basses, along with two new models – the Jazzmaster and Jaguar. In all, there are 16 models in 11 colors.

The Shotgun Guitar

The Shotgun Guitar

Yee-Haw! Reverend Peyton of Rev. Peyton’s Big Damn Band shows off a very special three-string guitar that pickup designer Bryan Fleming made for him. It doesn’t sound like any guitar we’ve ever heard before, but it can still fire shotgun shells with the best of them.

The Manzer Medusa Guitar

The Manzer Medusa Guitar

Luthier Linda Manzer shows off one of the most amazing stringed instruments we’ve ever seen – a multi-necked guitar with a whopping 52 strings that she built for musician Henrik Andersen, based roughly on a hilarious cartoon he provided. Hear Henrik play it at 3:06.

Free Bird: Korean Style

Free Bird: Korean Style

Musician Luna Lee knocks another hit out of the park, this time covering Lynyrd Skynyrd’s classic Free Bird on her gayageum, an ancient Korean string instrument, not typically associated with rock and roll.

Metal without Distortion

Metal without Distortion

Our brains are so programmed to hearing hard rock and metal guitar riffs played with fuzz, that we’ve forgotten what electric guitars really sound like. The Paranormal Guitar Channel reveals what some tunes sound like without the effect – basically, it’s surf music, a la Dick Dale.

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