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How to Set Recording Levels


Setting your signal levels correctly is an important foundation for successful recordings. 


Advice. Recording.

AG 245 May 2013 Cover

All About Mic Placement for Home Recording


How to place your microphones when recording acoustic guitars.


Video. Advice. Recording.

AG 245 May 2013 Cover

Prepare Your Room for Recording


How to achieve great-sounding recordings in an imperfect room.


Advice. Recording.

AG 245 May 2013 Cover

Getting Started with Home Recording


The basic gear you need to set up a home studio.


Video. Advice. Recording.

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How Martin Really Is “Making 'Em Like They Used To”


Find out how the Martin Guitar Company has utilized modern technology to replicate, with painstaking attention to detail, five of their most sought-after classic vintage models.


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Guard Your Guitar with Ameritage Carrying Cases


Reduce the risk of costly instrument damage caused by excessive changes in temperature.


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2006 Buck Curran Butterfly

2006 Buck Curran Butterfly


Guitarist and luthier Buck Curran went with a narrow waist on the Butterfly model to enhance midrange frequencies.


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Huss and Dalton Monticello

Huss and Dalton Monticello


Huss and Dalton's flattop guitar made from a tulip poplar tree planted by Thomas Jefferson.


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1961 Guild M-20

1961 Guild M-20


This lovely little all-mahogany guitar sold for less than $90 back in the early 1960s.


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1984 Larry Sifel OM

1984 Larry Sifel OM


An OM made by Larry Sifel, this guitar's headstock is adorned with a mother-of-pearl A from the Book of Kells.


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Larson Brothers

1930s Prairie State


Made by the Larson Brothers of Chicago, this beautiful flattop measures a whopping 21 inches across the lower bout.


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Acoustic Guitar Slide Basics

How to Choose a Slide


Looking to get started on slide guitar? One of the first things to consider is what type of slide you want to use. Read more about it in today's excerpt from Acoustic Guitar Slide Basics.


Video. Advice. Blues. Beginner.

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How to Adjust Your Truss Rod


How you adjust your truss rod depends on whether it is a single- or double-action truss rod. Read today’s excerpt from Acoustic Guitar Care & Maintenance for more information.


Video. Advice. Guitar Care. Beginner.

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How to Choose the Right Amplification Setup for You


Every performing guitarist has different amplification needs. Find out how to choose the right amplification setup for you in this excerpt from Acoustic Guitar Amplification Essentials.


Video. Advice. Guitar Care. Beginner.

Acoustic Guitar Owner's Manual

Four Guitar Myths Debunked


“Cracks in the top of a guitar ruin the sound" is just one of the common guitar myths we set straight in today’s excerpt from the Acoustic Guitar Owner’s Manual.


Advice. Guitar Care.

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Using an Instrument Mic Onstage


An external mic on a mic-stand can often be the perfect setup for solo guitarists or bluegrass bands. Learn more in today’s excerpt from Acoustic Guitar Amplification Essentials.


Video. Advice. Recording. Technique and Theory.

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Try Using Loops in Your Songwriting Process


Create a rhythmic loop and try developing a melody or lyrics around it. Find out more in today’s excerpt from Songwriting Basics for Guitarists.


Advice. Beginner.

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All About Dovetail and Bolt-On Neck Joints


A dovetail neck uses a traditional woodworker’s joint while a bolt-on neck joint uses hardware to attach the neck to the body. Today’s excerpt from Understanding Your Guitar reveals more.


Video. Advice. Guitar Care. Beginner.

Acoustic Guitar Owner's Manual

How to Fix Rattles


How to track down and fix common rattles in acoustic guitars.


Advice. Guitar Care.

AG 198 June 2009 Cover

Adjusting the Nut


How a guitar’s nut can be adjusted and what materials are available


Advice. Guitar Care.

Acoustic Guitar Owner's Manual

Adjusting Your Action


How to raise or lower your guitar’s saddle to adjust the action.


Advice. Guitar Care.

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Truss Rod Adjustments


What you need to know about your guitar’s truss rod.


Video. Advice. Guitar Care.

AG 204 December 2009

Fingerboard Maintenance


How to clean and protect your guitar’s fingerboard.


Advice. Guitar Care.

AG 190 October 2008

What’s a Setup?


Your guitar’s playability is adjustable. Here’s what’s involved in getting it set up to play its best. 


Advice. Guitar Care.

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How to Clean Your Guitar


Cleaning your guitar is the first step to regular maintenance. Here’s how to get rid of everyday smudges, fingerprints, and dirt. 


Video. Advice. Guitar Care.

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