The specifications for any acoustic guitar include its “scale length.” In theory, scale length is the length of the freely vibrating section of any open string on the guitar—that is, the length from the nut to the saddle (specifically, the bridge mounted within the saddle). Guitars that have a scale length toward the upper end of the spectrum of common lengths are called long-scale guitars, while those toward the lower end of the spectrum are called short-scale guitars.
In this article, I've compiled a list of wide neck acoustic guitars from the guitar makers' catalogs and web sites, with street prices less than $500. The term wide neck acoustic guitar here refers to a guitar with a neck wider than 1-3/4″ (1.75", … [Continue reading]
The chart below compares guitar neck widths at the nut for various types of acoustic guitars. This article discusses what might be called "standard neck" and "wide neck" acoustic guitar, including specific measures, and provides links to useful … [Continue reading]
What is Bm7b5 chord?Bm7b5 chord, sometimes written as Bm7(b5) and also called Dm/B, can be used as a nice substitution for plain Dm in several keys. It's also called a half-diminished chord. In musical literature, Bm7b5 name is used more often … [Continue reading]
1. What is C9? C9 guitar chord (or, strictly speaking, its dominant version, that includes minor seventh sound), quite often is used in jazzy arrangements of the pop songs, funky and blues chord progressions. In this post, I'll show a few examples … [Continue reading]
I've been avoiding any sound-shaping pedals and a pedal board for my acoustic guitars for a long time. I didn't use any guitar electronics at home (with rare exceptions), and used only a mixing preamp with EQ on the stage, and that's it. However, … [Continue reading]
It happened. My Takamine TF740FS steel string guitar fell off the chair on the stage after the concert, hit the corner of the sound monitor and got a tuning key broken. I needed either to replace just one knob, all the knobs, or replace the entire … [Continue reading]