Guide Picks - Top 5 Beginner Acoustic Guitars
Looking for specific beginner acoustic guitar recommendations? Here are five low cost acoustic guitars that should get you started strumming, without breaking the bank.
Guitar Repair Shop
Does your guitar have an annoying fret buzz? Does it sound in tune when you play certain chords, but out of tune when you play others? This feature will help with these, and dozens of other guitar-related problems.
Beginner Strumming Patterns
For those new to the guitar, here's a great feature on how to learn to strum like the pros. Applies to both electric or acoustic guitar.
How to play barre chords
If you've ever tried to play this form of chord, you'll know it can be tough. This quick lesson will give you the basics in just a couple of minutes.
How to use a pick
This page documents the generally-accepted "right" way of holding and using a pick. An important thing to learn when you begin to play guitar.
Acoustic Guitar Amplification
The age-old question. This website discusses the different methods of amplifying acoustic guitars, set-ups of popular acoustic guitarists, and provides links for further documentation.
Acoustic Guitar Tips
Brought to you by Bob Baker, an excellent personal site that offers many helpful suggestions with regards to acoustic guitar, as well as a collection of acoustic gutar photos, and more.
Alternate Tuning Guide for Folk Music
A no-frills document that lists many popular contemporary folk musicians, and details some of the alternate ways they tune their strings.
Celtic Fingerstyle Guitar Page
Glenn Weiser's excellent site offers many resources for the interested guitarist, including free celtic guitar arangements, and essays from Weiser himself, a contributor to both Acoustic Guitar and Acoustic Musician magazines.
A fabulous site maintained by Frank Ford, that contains dozens of detailed instructionals on how to care for your acoustic guitar, mandolin, or banjo.
Taken from Acoustic Guitar magazine, specific info on the guitars, and gear used by the who's who of acoustic guitarists.
Acoustic Blues and Slide Workshop
A one-week workshop that travels worldwide. This guitar camp focuses on studying the tradition of acoustic blues guitarists.
Truss Rod Adjustment
For those with neck problems on their acoustic guitar, adjusting the truss rod might be neccessary. Taking it to a guitar tech isn't always cheap... this site explains how to do it yourself.