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2013 Woodstock Invitational Luthiers’ Showcase: What You Need to Know


The 2013 Woodstock Invitational takes place next month. From instruments to instructors, find out what’s lined up for this year’s event.


Video. Advice. Fingerstyle. Guitar Care.

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George Lowden on the Lowden Fan Fret Design


In this video, George Lowden explains the complexities of designing a fan fret guitar and showcases the finished product.


Video. Advice. Guitar Care.

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Play a Bluegrass Lick in C with ArtistWorks Instructor Bryan Sutton


Flatpicker Bryan Sutton shares one of many etudes he uses to help his students get comfortable with soloing on the acoustic guitar.


Video. Advice. Bluegrass. Flatpicking. Advanced. Intermediate.

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Grammy-nominated Eric Bibb talks to Elixir® Strings about discovering his own sound, writing songs, and interpreting the blues.


Eric Bibb has made more than 30 records and toured around the world. Here, he talks with Elixir® Strings about his sound, songwriting, and the blues.


Video. Advice. Guitar Care.

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Dave Weiner Discusses the PRS SE Angelus and Opening for Steve Vai


Join Dave Weiner as he talks about his experience playing the PRS SE Angelus while on the road with Steve Vai.


Video. Advice.

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No. 1 Charting Newton Faulkner Talks to Elixir® Strings About How to Get a Variety of Percussion Sounds Out of His Guitar


Multi platinum artist, Newton Faulkner, has created his own unique percussive style of playing.


Video. Advice.

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Dan Tyminski Talks About How Hard He Plays and How to Free Up Your Hands


Grammy winner Dan Tyminski plays really hard. His guitar and strings have to hold-up.


Video. Advice.

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Foundations: A Conversation on Tone with Paul Reed Smith


Watch as Paul Reed Smith chats with Ricky Skaggs, Tony McManus, Martin Simpson, and Cody Kilby about tone, finding your voice, and being a musician.


Video. Advice.

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L.R. Baggs Presents Country & Bluegrass Legend, Ricky Skaggs


Ricky Skaggs on his relationship with music and why the Lyric™ Acoustic Microphone by L.R. Baggs works for him.


Video. Advice. Bluegrass. Country.

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Basic Pickup Repairs


How to troubleshoot guitar electronics.


Advice. Guitar Care.

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Checking and Adjusting Saddle Height


How to check your action at the saddle and make adjustments if necessary.


Video. Advice. Guitar Care.

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Checking Action at the Nut


How to check you guitar's action at the nut and make necessary adjustments. 


Video. Advice. Guitar Care.

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Fixing Loose Tuners


What to do if you guitar's tuning machines have become loose. 


Video. Advice. Guitar Care.

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Restringing Tips


Follow these restringing tips to reduce the risk of premature bridge-plate wear and tuning stability issues.


Video. Advice. Guitar Care.

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Keep Your Guitar Clean


How to clean your guitar's body and fingerboard.


Video. Advice. Guitar Care.

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Chris Thile on D’Addario’s EXP Strings for Mandolin


Chris Thile on what it means to be a musician and why he prefers D’Addario’s EXP strings for mandolin.


Video. Advice.

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C.F. Martin & Co.’s Guide to Choosing Strings


Dave Doll discusses the differences between 92-8 phosphor bronze and 80-20 bronze strings.


Video. Advice.

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Guitar Restringing Tips from ELIXIR® Strings


Looking for an easy way to restring your guitar? Watch the Elixir Strings video.


Video. Advice. Guitar Care.

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James Nash's Real-World Rig


See and hear how this flatpicking ace puts powerful digital recording technology to work onstage.  


Video. Advice. Guitar Care.

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Mokai's Real-World Rig


See and hear how this folk-blues fingerstylist uses a classic setup at cafés and small clubs.


Video. Advice. Guitar Care.

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Laurence Juber's Real-World Rig


Fingerstyle virtuoso sticks to a pickup, internal mic, and preamp for quick, reliable setup.   


Video. Advice. Guitar Care.

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Jackie Greene's Real-World Rig


Roots-rock star uses his best acoustic and a basic rig in theaters and at huge festivals.


Video. Advice. Guitar Care.

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Serialization and Registration Tips from C.F. Martin & Co.


Watch as Dave Doll shows you how to find your guitar’s serial number and age.


Video. Advice.

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Nina Gerber's Real-World Rig


In-demand accompanist relies on mic-and-pickup combinations for onstage flexibility.  


Video. Advice. Guitar Care.

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Garrin Benfield's Real-World Rig


Learn how this solo singer-songwriter builds a backup band with a looper and stompbox effects.


Video. Advice. Guitar Care. Rock.

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