1. Fender FA-100 #158715
Anyone who wants to play guitar will be absolutely thrilled to receive a guitar from the world’s most legendary and revered brand – Fender. This guitar is the perfect affordable way to start playing...Read More
I’m a left-handed person but a right-handed guitarist, so I kind of feel like a traitor in addressing the concerns of the left-handed guitar population. No one knows what the ratio of left-handed to right-handed people is, but most guesses put it around 10%. But, a lot of guitar players are like me and wind up playing right handed. A lot of times this is due to no left-handed guitar being available, which is the case with me where my older right-handed brother got a guitar first and I learned to play it. Also, there are probably degrees of left-handedness, meaning some people will find switching OK and others won’t feel comfortable. Plus, I’m kind of skeptical about handedness for guitar playing in the first place, since you really need a lot of dexterity in both hands to play.Read More
In honour of the start of the Olympic hockey tournament at Sochi, here’s a brief history of the “hockey stick” guitar headstock.
It all started around 1958, when Gibson launched its “futuristic” line of guitars, the Explorer and the Flying V. These were designed to be radical departures from the traditional guitars Gibson was making, as a way of combatting the success of the sleek, modern guitars Fender was producing. The Explorer featured the first pointy/droopy headstock, which to my eye works really well with the Explorer body shape. Overall these guitars were not a success for Gibson, and the hockey stick headstock had to wait about a quarter-century before it really made an impact of the guitar scene.Read More