Vacation Guitars

Summertime Blues Summertime is vacation time and vacation time is when I have to figure out which instruments I’ll bring with me on this year’s vacation. I get the summertime blues when I can’t bring a guitar with me on vacation. If you’re considering your vacation or travel guitar options… More

Some Neck Widths

Does the Ami parlor guitar have an unusually narrow neck? It had always seemed as if my Arts & Lutherie Ami guitar had a narrower neck than the other guitars I was used to playing. I was going to include this observation in the post Vacation Guitars but decided I should… More

My First Dream Guitar

Dream Guitar: A guitar you dream about owning or playing. Most guitarists dream about many different guitars during their life. The guitars we wish for often change as we grow and our interests change. But there are some guitars that occupy a special place in our memories because we wanted… More

Scale Lengths

I was reading up on classical guitars recently. I’ve never owned a classical guitar. However, we had dinner at a friend’s house a few weeks ago and I was playing his Guild Mark IV classical guitar. Very nice. Why don’t I have a classical guitar? Now I want one. Most… More


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