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The history of electric guitars can be traced back to over 70 years ago when a pickup was placed inside an acoustic and a radio was used to amplify the signal. But it didn't take too long before a few great innovators came along to refine the sound, style and functionality and the rest is Rock 'n' Roll!

SMG Poll: What was the Greatest Breakthrough in Electric Guitar?

The history of electric guitars can be traced back to over 70 years ago when a pickup was placed inside an acoustic and a radio was used to amplify the signal. But it didn’t take too long before a few great innovators came along to refine the sound, style and functionality and the rest is […]

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The Gibson Flying V is an electric guitar recognized for its "V"-shaped body design. Gibson first manufactured prototypes of the guitar in 1957. Gibson first released the Flying V in 1958 along with the ES-335, Explorer and Moderne. The ES-335 was an instant success, but the Flying V would receive the recognition it deserved nearly a decade later, which prompted the reissue.

SMG Review: Gibson Limited Run Flying V with Tremolo Electric Guitar

The Gibson Flying V is an electric guitar recognized for its “V”-shaped body design. Gibson first manufactured prototypes of the guitar in 1957. Gibson first released the Flying V in 1958 along with the ES-335, Explorer and Moderne. The ES-335 was an instant success, but the Flying V would receive the recognition it deserved nearly […]

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With the multitude of electric string options available for your axe.... which is your favorite?

SMG Poll: Which Brand of Electric Guitar Strings Do You Prefer?

With the multitude of electric string options available for your axe…. which is your favorite?

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How much would you be willing to spend on a new guitar? The most subjective answer here. What would you use the guitar for? Are you a working musician or toying around in your home? How serious are you going to get with it? What else are you planning to invest into it? Time....money....other gear?

SMG TIPS: The Art of Acquiring
Guitars Part 3

How much would you be willing to spend on a new guitar? The most subjective answer here. What would you use the guitar for? Are you a working musician or toying around in your home? How serious are you going to get with it? What else are you planning to invest into it? Time….money….other gear?

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How much would you be willing to spend on a new guitar? The most subjective answer here. What would you use the guitar for? Are you a working musician or toying around in your home? How serious are you going to get with it? What else are you planning to invest into it? Time....money....other gear?

SMG TIPS: The Art of Acquiring
Guitars, Part 2

How much would you be willing to spend on a new guitar? The most subjective answer here. What would you use the guitar for? Are you a working musician or toying around in your home? How serious are you going to get with it? What else are you planning to invest into it? Time….money….other gear?

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This is not going to be your average blog post on how to buy a guitar. I look at it as more of a logical approach to deciding what kind of guitar you NEED! With that being said, do you ever see a guitar that catches your eye....and that's it....you've got to have THAT guitar? I understand all too well as I have been guilty of that very thing.

SMG TIPS: The Art of Acquiring
Guitars, Part 1

This is not going to be your average blog post on how to buy a guitar. I look at it as more of a logical approach to deciding what kind of guitar you NEED! With that being said, do you ever see a guitar that catches your eye….and that’s it….you’ve got to have THAT guitar? […]

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