Gift Guide 2014 — Harmonicas

Gift Guide 2014 — Harmonicas

I love blues harmonica. I like jazz harmonica. I like the idea of harmonicas. The harmonica prices have doubled from ten years ago but you can still get many models for under $50. Compared to most instruments, that’s pretty inexpensive and makes it a great gift idea. Why give a […]

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Gift Guide 2014 – Ukuleles

Gift Guide 2014 - Ukuleles

I just spent Thanksgiving with my adult children. I had given each of them a guitar at some point in their lives. But one of my regrets as a parent is that I didn’t give each of my children an ukulele when they were young. Why give a child an […]

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The Problem of Humidity

The indoor relative humidity was recently 20% in my study where I keep my guitars. The good news is my guitars are inside my humidified guitar storage cabinet where the humidity is over 40%. So why am I unhappy about the humidity? Keeping your solid top acoustic and hollow body […]

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New Small Jazz Guitar from Ibanez

New Small Jazz Guitar from Ibanez

It looks like the 2014 Holiday Season is going to be good for jazz oriented guitarists who want smaller sized hollow body guitars. The Eastman AR371CE and AR372CE have been around for a while now. Epiphone recently announced a higher end ES-175 reissue. Now Ibanez is introducing the Artstar Solid […]

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Guitar Stands – Part 2 (not homemade)

I just reviewed homemade guitar and ukulele stands. But I believe in most cases you’d be better off purchasing a stand. What do you look for in guitar or instrument stand? Something inexpensive? Sturdy that won’t tip over when bumped? Something that holds your guitar securely so it won’t fall off […]

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Homemade Guitar Stands

Have you ever made a guitar stand? Or have you thought about making something to hold your ukulele? Why would anyone do that? There are a number of reasons to make your own instrument holder. You might be a gifted crafts person and your creativity and passions drive you to […]

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