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Special Look: Breedlove Legacy Dreadnought

It is amazing what a serious guitar company like Breedlove endures to create a very special, powerful dreadnought. We decided the ideal tonewood would be a cocobolo body with a salvaged Sitka spruce top. Why cocobolo?  Dalbergia retusa – cocobolo – is close to Brazilian rosewood in tonal dynamics. It is dense,reflecting the bass tones efficiently while delivering great tonal balance…and it is stunning in it’s visual character and beauty. It...

Selecting an Acoustic Guitar for Beginners

Selecting an Acoustic Guitar for Beginners

Playing the guitar is a fantastic activity for people of all ages. The beauty of playing guitar is that it’s a skill anyone can learn and enjoy for a lifetime.  It’s also something that can be done socially, or alone. The advantage of playing an acoustic guitar versus an electric guitar lies in the simplicity. Unlike an electric guitar which requires amplification and a source of electricity, an acoustic guitar can be played just about anywhere you wish. Also,...

Tips for Beginners | Learn to Play the Guitar

Tips for Beginners | Learn to Play the Guitar

The guitar is a commonly used musical instrument, played by a wide variety of musicians worldwide. The guitar is used in most popular music played and performed today, and is an important instrument in almost every type of genre from blues to folk and jazz. The guitar is categorized in the group of string instruments. The number of strings can vary between 4 and 18, but the most common guitars have 6 steel strings. The two major types of guitars are electric and acoustic guitars. The...

How to Make the Choice Between a Nylon or Steel String Guitar?

How to Make the Choice Between a Nylon or Steel String Guitar?

When you first learn to play the guitar, everything seems fascinating. After all, music sets everything in our lives in motion, or so most music lovers believe. It has a certain appeal to it that prompts people to pick up an instrument and learn how to play the guitar. However, as you progress and start understanding its dynamics, you realize that everything isn't as easy as it looks on the surface. When it comes to making the choice between nylon or steel guitar strings, you’ll want...

5 Must-Know Tips for Flying with Your Guitar

5 Must-Know Tips for Flying with Your Guitar

Even though you are legally allowed to take your guitar as a carry on in flight when flying with a guitar, traveling with your guitar can still be a stressful process. The most dreaded thing for musicians is being asked to check it with the rest of the baggage, and your whole flight can be spent worrying about the safety of your instrument. To minimize the stress associated with flying with a guitar, here are 5 tips that can help you fly in peace with your acoustic guitar: 1.   ...

Do You Know Your Acoustic Guitar Body Shapes?

Do You Know Your Acoustic Guitar Body Shapes?

Whether you are a very experienced, intermediate or new guitar player – understanding how different guitar body shapes perform, feel and sound is important when deciding on which guitar to purchase. Do you want to have a guitar that suits your playing style and desired sound? Any musician who wants to play well will say "yes", which means, knowing about your acoustic guitar shapes is essential. Guitar body shapes are crafted differently with specific differences in sound and tone. If you...

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