The Fender Stratocaster: History, Models and Players
Electric

The Fender Stratocaster: History, Models and Players

Third in BillyBadAxe’s Classic Electric Guitars 101 series: The Fender Stratocaster. With its beautiful contour body, Leo Fender created a masterpiece that is only rivaled…

5 Steps to Get Great Tone From Your Low-end Electric Guitar
Maintenance & Repair

5 Steps to Get Great Tone From Your Low-end Electric Guitar

No matter how many guitars we own, we always need another one. Just ask my wife! Guitarists always need something new to fill that gnawing…

The Gibson Les Paul: The Quintessential Rock Guitar
Electric

The Gibson Les Paul: The Quintessential Rock Guitar

Second in BillyBadAxe’s Classic Electric Guitars 101 series: The Gibson Les Paul is the quintessential heavy rock guitar. We’ve also covered the Fender Telecaster, and…

The Fender Telecaster: History, Players, Buying, Sound
Electric

The Fender Telecaster: History, Players, Buying, Sound

First in BillyBadAxe’s Classic Electric Guitars 101 series: the Fender Telecaster. The tele started it all so here it is. Second and third are the…

Les Paul: Guitar Innovator and Creator of the Les Paul Electric Guitar
History

Les Paul: Guitar Innovator and Creator of the Les Paul Electric Guitar

It’s no exaggeration to say that without Les Paul, we wouldn’t have anything like the guitar music we have today. His contributions to guitar technique,…

Why We Play Guitar
Guitars

Why We Play Guitar

One of my friends in high school played drums. He had a full drum kit that took up a large chunk of his room: a…

The 7 Unbreakable Rules of Buying Used Guitars Online
Guitars

The 7 Unbreakable Rules of Buying Used Guitars Online

Buying a used guitar online is risky. Your best bet, buy far, is to march down to your local guitar store and play all the…