Martin Taylor Gear Review

Martin Taylor is an accomplished fingerstyle guitar player who’s won awards, fans, and even been made a Member of the Order of the British Empire in his native England for his contributions to guitar jazz. If you want to check out some key Martin Taylor tunes, try “Bernie’s Tune“, or “Georgia On My Mind“. His playing is impeccable, with roots …

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Top 10 Best Acoustic Guitar Albums

First, a few qualifications about this list of best acoustic guitar albums: This list is intended to cover popular music rather than classical artists. That means that we won’t be diving into the world of Andrés Segovia or Christopher Parkening. This list is more about being showing a cross-section of styles, rather than diving into a particular sub-genre. For more info, …

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Andy McKee Player Profile

Andy McKee: Player Profile

Andy Mckee is one of the most well-known modern fingerstyle guitar players in the world. Hailing from America, Andy’s fame has largely spread through his amazing YouTube videos (check out the example below, 55million views and counting!). Originally coming from a metal and rock background, McKee fingerstyle acoustic work has hewed closer to folks like Michael Hedges and Antoine Dufour. …

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Checking Out Open G Tuning

Open G Tuning: A Brief Intro

I recently spent some time in Open G tuning, or “Low” Open G Tuning, as it’s sometimes called. I was following the lead of Don Ross in his fingerstyle guitar lessons, where he walks through the details the tuning and provides some example material. In short, the Open G tuning alters the standard guitar tuning so that the open strings, …

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Revo Guitar Straps

Revo Guitar Straps Review

Revo Guitar Straps is making headway.  You’ll see the guitar straps around the shoulders of folks like Zac Brown and Ziggy Marley. Revo’s idea is simple:  comfortable wooden guitar straps, handcrafted in Costa Rica. Wood? Yup, wood.  They kind of remind me of those wooden beaded seat covers favored by New York cabbies. (It’s possible that I had one one of …

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