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SMG Contest: Win a Tanglewood TVC Koa S Acoustic-Electric Guitar!

Enter now to win a Tanglewood TVC Koa S Acoustic-Electric Guitar!

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The day has finally arrived! It's Nigel Tufnel Day! Yes, that's right, the day that goes to E-L-E-V-E-N. Look at the date. Yes, you CAN look at it. Eleven, eleven, eleven. So no matter whether you are a druid with a BIG BOTTOM or you're stuck in a HELL HOLE, crank up the Marshall Amplifier all the way up, and let the sustain go, Ahhhhhh!

It’s Nigel Tufnel Day!

The day has finally arrived! It’s Nigel Tufnel Day! Yes, that’s right, the day that goes to E-L-E-V-E-N. Look at the date. Yes, you CAN look at it. Eleven, eleven, eleven. So no matter whether you are a druid with a BIG BOTTOM or you’re stuck in a HELL HOLE, crank up the Marshall Amplifier […]

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Through the years I have bought and sold a number of guitars and plucked away on countless others in shops and at the homes of friends. Some of my purchases were practical and well thought out while others were impulse buys and as such I have found two tools I rely on when shopping for guitars.

SMG Tips: A Guitar Collector’s Two Best Friends

Through the years I have bought and sold a number of guitars and plucked away on countless others in shops and at the homes of friends. Some of my purchases were practical and well thought out while others were impulse buys and as such I have found two tools I rely on when shopping for […]

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An event as big as GearFest demands an equally big giveaway of free gear! We've amassed more than $30,000 in gear that will be awarded to lucky GearFest attendees. Included is some of the hottest gear for recording, guitar, and live sound from Epiphone, Line 6, PreSonus, QSC, Roland, Shure, and Yamaha. You must attend GearFest and register in person in order to win.

SMG NEWS: Sweetwater Presents GearFest ‘11

An event as big as GearFest demands an equally big giveaway of free gear! We’ve amassed more than $30,000 in gear that will be awarded to lucky GearFest attendees. Included is some of the hottest gear for recording, guitar, and live sound from Epiphone, Line 6, PreSonus, QSC, Roland, Shure, and Yamaha. You must attend […]

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Downtown Vintage Guitars is NOT your ordinary guitar shop. It doesn't have hundreds of brand new guitars hanging on the walls. It doesn't have the multiple departments like your local Guitar Center or other big chains. But it has other things that those big stores do not have.... like VIBE and PERSONALITY!

SMG Explores: Downtown Vintage Guitars, Las Vegas!

Downtown Vintage Guitars is NOT your ordinary guitar shop. It doesn’t have hundreds of brand new guitars hanging on the walls. It doesn’t have the multiple departments like your local Guitar Center or other big chains. But it has other things that those big stores do not have…. like VIBE and PERSONALITY!

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For reasons I can't really explain, I spend countless hours online and in various guitar shops looking at the many different "toys." I don't really have the dough to buy anything, yet I still hit up the stores, and browse the web. It's not like I'm dreaming of owning an incredibly expensive guitar or amp, or anything like that. In fact, I am kind of the opposite.

The Wish List: What Gear Do You Want?

For reasons I can’t really explain, I spend countless hours online and in various guitar shops looking at the many different “toys.” I don’t really have the dough to buy anything, yet I still hit up the stores, and browse the web. It’s not like I’m dreaming of owning an incredibly expensive guitar or amp, […]

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