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Why Nashville Guitarist and Songwriter Jeff Hyde Uses Elixir Strings

Nashville based guitarist and songwriter, Jeff Hyde, has written chart topping hits and recorded and toured with the great Eric Church for the past four years.

Video. Advice.

Meet the Córdoba Mini!

Check out the world’s first miniature nylon-string guitar!

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Tips for Flying with Your Guitar: You’ve Got Rights, and So Does Your instrument!

You’ve probably heard horror stories about expensive guitars being destroyed by air travel — maybe via careless baggage handlers, rapid humidity changes during flight, or something completely unexpected. In this guide, you’ll find some quick tips to help you minimize the chances of becoming another victim of guitar mistreatment. Inside, you will learn about:


Tips for Being a Pro Guitarist with Tom Strahle and ELIXIR Strings

Go behind the scenes with session guitarist Tom Strahle. He shares some stories from the recording studio and offers some advice for developing guitar pros

Video. Advice.

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Loop-the-Loop: Create your own Ed Sheeran sound

Ed Sheeran's guitar tech Trevor Dawkins explains the magic behind the pop star's big, glorious sound, both onstage and off.

Advice. Folk. Recording. Rock. Technique and Theory.


Learn Fingerstyle Techniques with Part 2 of Cordoba's "How to Play Fingerstyle Guitar"

Fingerstyle technique is used in almost every genre and style of music, from timeless classical pieces to today's top hits. Instead of strumming chords, pluck individual strings to "decorate" the harmony!

Video. Advice. Fingerstyle. Technique and Theory. Early Intermediate. Intermediate.

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Fretting Hand Tips from Pete Huttlinger and ELIXIR Strings

Emmy-nominated and National Fingerstyle Guitar Champion, Pete Huttlinger has a terrific exercise to develop ‘fret hand control.” Turn on your favorite TV show, get comfortable and practice!

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New DigiTech JamMan Vocal XT Looper

Vocal looping has never been simpler with DigiTech’s new JamMan Vocal XT!  Designed specifically for vocalists, this compact looper is capable of creating multiple, overdubbed loops for vocal harmonies or rhythmic counterpoint with just a foot stomp.

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Acoustic Groove Tips from Tom Strahle and ELIXIR® Strings

Los Angeles session guitarist, songwriter and teacher, Tom Strahle, talks about the most important thing to know for acoustic guitar players. This is a tip you can really use!

Video. Advice. Rock. Technique and Theory. Beginner. Early Intermediate.

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Clinics and Workshops Announced for the 2014 Woodstock Invitational Luthiers Showcase

In addition to the fantastic guitars on display, and the great performances from guitarists like John Sebastian, Happy Traum, Doug Wamble and David Bromberg, this year’s Woodstock Invitational also offers a fantastic program of clinics and workshops.

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2014 Guitar Maker Directory

The guitar player's guide to individual luthiers, mid-size shops, large-scale manufacturers, and everything in between.


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Learn Guitar with Pat Donohue, Mary Flower and More at 'Blues in the Gorge'

Menucha Presents: Blues in the Gorge. Immerse yourself in music for a long weekend with some of the best blues and fingerstyle guitarists around.

Video. Advice. Blues. Fingerstyle.


Songwriting Tip: Write First, Think Later

Acoustic Guitar Editor at Large Jeffrey Pepper Rodgers says don't filter yourself when beginning to write a song.

Advice. Songwriting. Beginner.

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Arranging for Acoustic Guitar with Ulli Boegershausen and ELIXIR Strings

Acoustic fingerstyle master and teacher, Ulli Boegershausen, shows you a simple way to arrange music for the acoustic guitar. This is a tip you can really use!

Video. Advice.


Summer Gear Guide 2014

This Summer's Wave of Must-Have Guitars & Gear



Learn "The Island Strum" from's Strummin' with Steve Series

Learn reggae rhythm and palm muting technique in this excerpt from's Strummin' with Steve series.

Video. Advice. Technique and Theory. Beginner. Early Intermediate.

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ELIXIR Engineer and Taylor Guitar's Master Luthier Talk Strings

Do you want bolder highs and fuller lows from your narrow bodied guitar? It might be time to change your string gauge.

Video. Advice.

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How to Improvise Blues Solos with Homespun's Toby Walker and Happy Traum

Homespun presents a lesson on blues solos with Toby Walker and Happy Traum.

Video. Advice.


Vote for Your Favorite Guitars & Gear in the 2014 Player's Choice Awards

It’s time to share your love of guitars and gear by voting in Acoustic Guitar’s Player’s Choice Awards.

Advice. Guitar Care.

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Kaki King Talks Tunings with ELIXIR® Strings

Got a thing for tunings?  Watch as Kaki King talks tunings with Elixir® Strings

Video. Advice.


Don Ross from Talks Altered vs. Open Tunings

Fingerstyle master Don Ross on altered tunings vs. open tunings.

Video. Advice. Technique and Theory.

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Shun Ng, in Conversation With ELIXIR® Strings

Shun Ng is one of today’s most exciting new acoustic guitarists. In this video from Elixir Strings,  he sits down to talk practice, improvisation, rhythms, and more.

Video. Advice. Guitar Care. Technique and Theory.


Discover a Whole New World of Rhythm and Tone with the Engle

Today’s video from Engler Innovations showcases an “acoustic effect" designed to broaden the sonic boundaries of the interaction between a guitarist and their instrument.

Video. Advice. Technique and Theory.

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ArtistWorks Instructor Martin Taylor Teaches the Foundation of His Fingerstyle Mastery

In this free lesson from the good folks over at ArtistWorks, solo jazz icon Martin Taylor teaches the foundation of his fingerstyle mastery.

Video. Advice. Fingerstyle. Jazz. Technique and Theory.


Cordoba Guitars Artist Iren Arutyunyan on the Basics of Fingerstyle Technique

Learn how to apply the basics of fingerstyle technique to the Beatles’ song “Blackbird” with the help of this free video lesson from our friends at Cordoba Guitars.

Video. Advice. Fingerstyle. Technique and Theory.

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