Here are free lessons, retail items, and links to the cool stuff ... like Alaska Picks, TablEdit, The Third-Hand Capo, etc.
The 13th Fret
Here's a grand site, all about acoustic guitar ... classified ads, articles of interest, guitar shops, luthier and related links and a great discussion forum, too!
ALASKA Picks: From Elderly's
Looking for ALASKA Fingerpicks? Look no further!
Blue Book of Acoustic Guitars :
With Reference Guides to Serial Numbers
by S. P. Fjestad (Editor), Gurney Brown
Specifically covers acoustic and acoustic-electric instruments. Not only are most of the current and older acoustic companies and luthiers listed (including the new crop of arch-top builders), but hundreds of photos depicting rare makes and configurations have been included. Features high-resolution photos to accurately show a variety of real world condition factors over a wide range of instrument models and configurations.
PDF Download: Gibson Acoustic Guitar Descriptions from the Blue Book
PDF Download: Gibson Serial Number Information
PDF Download: Epiphone Acoustic Guitar Descriptions from the Blue Book
PDF Download: Epiphone Serial Number Information
Blue Book of Electric Guitars :
by S. P. Fjestad (Editor), Gurney Brown
An annual electric and acoustic electric guitar pricing book containing almost 900 pages and over 40,000 prices. Included are hundreds of photos and graphics to help identify most new and vintage electric guitars. Additionally, there is much technical information and data, including serialization, to help both the novice and seasoned dealer/collector ascertain the most up-to-date electric guitar pricing and related information. This new Edition uses the all-new, digital color Photo Grading System to accurately determine each guitars unique condition. Also included is a Trademark Index section which links all currently manufactured trademarks to their respective manufacturer/importer/distributor, with addresses and fax numbers. Most of this up-to-date information is not available anywhere else, at any price!
PDF Download: Gibson Electric Guitar Descriptions from the Blue Book
PDF Download: Epiphone Electric Guitar Descriptions from the Blue Book
SChERtLER ® Pickups
Here's a pickup system that looks truly exciting for any acoustic instrument application! Here's what they say : "This is the only system we know of that brings out both the characteristics of the guitar and the musician ... the entire basis of the product is to best reproduce the original sound ... and only that."
Online guitar tabs, chords and lessons ... this site offers streaming videos, soundclips and live online lessons for advanced and beginning players. Try their free lessons before purchasing.
Elderly's Music Supply
Here's your imusic store ... strings (including ELIXIRS), picks, instruments ... you name it. Elderly's rules.
Elixir Single Strings: JustStrings.com
Looking for Elixir Nano singles? Here you go!
Fishman Pickup Manuals!
Here's a link to all the Fishman User Guides, Installation Guides and Cutout Templates for their Prefix pickup systems ... all in Adobe PDF format.
Frets.com | The Wonderful Frank Ford
Frets.com is the site of luthier, Frank Ford ... not only a wonderful guy (when you visit his site, you'll see!), but someone with a great ability to teach - make things simple and easy to understand. If you want to know how to adjust a truss rod, change a bridge, make a new nut ... you name it - here's where all the best answers are. All the stuff I couldn't seem to find anywhere on the web was ... and I mean all of it! ... at Frank's site. THIS link will take you to his site map ...
Another great resource for how-to info about repairing your guitar -- check it out!
Gibson Shipment Totals :
1937 - 1979
by Larry Meiners
This reference guide is a must for the collector or dealer of vintage Gibson guitars, basses, mandolins, ukes, steels, banjos and amps. Here is a new guitar reference book for the guitar collector, dealer, player and enthusiast. This 64-page book covers all Gibson instruments and all the popular models such as the Les Paul, SG, Flying V, Firebird, L-5, Super-400, J-45, J-200, LG-1, F-5 and others. Over 1.6 million Gibson instrument shipments are listed by model name and year. Additional details are included such as construction features and finish information. Is your vintage Gibson instrument rare? Get the answer in this book.
Guitar Maintenance - by Vince Pawless
Vince Pawless builds some truly wonderful guitars and has given us his advice about taking care of our axes. Click the link above to read about it ... visit his web site here: Pawless.com
Guitar Saddles - by Bob Colosi
Bob Colosi is a great musician who happens to make his own saddles ... when other musicians hear his guitars, with his hand-made saddles, they want him to do the same thing to their guitars. If you have a saddle problem, if you're thinking of having a new saddle put on your guitar or if you're having a guitar built, you should consider a Colosi saddle!
The Guitar Sherpa Directory | TheGuitarSherpa.com
The goal of The Guitar Sherpa is to make it easy for the user to quickly disseminate through a growing mass of stringed instrument information -- including Guitars, Mandolins, Amplifiers and Effects ... simply put, here is an organized online database of stringed instrument information, comprised of two major search mechanisms: The Guitar Sherpa Directory and The Guitar Sherpa Search Engine. Check it out!
GuitarVision is an advanced software platform that uses next-generation technology to show you the exact chords, notes, fingerings and guitar techniques -- right on the fretboard of an animated guitar -- to help make learning easier, faster and more fun!ÊÊWhy try to figure out tunes using tablature or sheet music when you can SEE IT, HEAR IT, and then PLAY IT with GuitarVision?
iBreathMusic.com | formerly known as Guitar4u.com
This is a VERY cool site!!! Free tutorials, cool theory stuff, guest articles (you'll see me there), bookstore, links and a whOle lot more. You can definitely grow from this site! Be sure and tell Gunharth Randolf I sent ya ...
GBase.com | Guitar Mall
This is a really, really cool tool! Enter the make, model, and year of any guitar and get a listing of everything available on the world wide web - find out how much your guitar is worth ... or find the best price you can for the guitar you want. I got this link from Rolly Brown, via the Fingerstyle-L newsgroup - thanks, Rolly! :o)
Here's a totally free resource site, chock full of goodies ... more tunings, scales, tab, chord finder, scale finder, lessons, auctions, classifieds, news, discussion, links to more resources ... phew! Cool site!
Guitar Makers World Headquarters
This site is like "Resource City!!" Lots of unusually cool links here ... if you're looking for instrument cases, luthiers, violin makers, appraisal services, educational links, teaching aids, lists of guitar repair guys, guitar player sites, clubs, organizations, collectors, amps, pick-ups and accessories links ... I'm tellin' ya, there's a lot here!
!!! -- GUITAR, BASS GUITAR, AMPS & EFX, & SONGWRITING GuitarNoise.com teaches anyone who is willing to learn how to play the guitar. As the best source of free guitar information we have lessons for every level, an authoratative guide to finding tablature, guitar discussions and weekly columns. Everything is free and there is no need to register for anything!
Click and get 10 things you can do right now to become a better guitar player! Jamey Andreas offers some very cool stuff to help you get to your next level of playing - check it out!
Wow! Here's a great guitar-resources site ... with info for uke, banjo, mandolin and bass, too -- and cool Chord Finders!
Here's a site you'll want to become familiar with. Harmony Central has got it all, and has been there since "Day One." Whether it's guitars, keyboards, drums, tabs, recording gear ... you name it ... your answers are here!
John Pearse Strings
If you're looking for odd sizes in strings, like ".062, .064, .066, .068, .070, & .076" ... for using open tunings, etc. ... the only place I know of is via John Pearse Strings. This link takes you to the prices, etc., at the John Pearse site - scroll down to "Single Strings" and you're set to go!
Here are strings for any kind of stringed instrument you can think of - autoharps, harp guitars, mandocellos, tenor guitars, you name it, they've got 'em for sale here -- including single strings ... and Elixir strings, too. I like to buy single strings, and I buy 'em here ... Elixir's coated strings ... or D'Addario's phosphor bronze -- here are my Quick Links:
K & K Sound: Acoustic Guitar Pickup Systems
Mics, amps, pre-amps, and ... what I like about this site - check out their acoustic guitar pickup systems!
Manual: The Roland TR-505 Rhythm Composer
Here's a copy of my old "Quicksheet" for the Roland TR-505 Rhythm Composer Drum Machine. I don't know where the manual wound up, but I know what happened to it: This quicksheet was all I ever needed. In case anyone needs it, it's here ...
Mandolin Brothers, Ltd.
"One of the best guitar shops in the world." -The Boston Globe ... "Best Guitar Shop in New York" - New York Magazine ... widely known as one of the largest dealers in the world of vintage, new and used American fretted instruments. This is where I went and purchased my Flatiron 3K Octave Mandolin (see my "info" link ... then "pictures") -- Stan is a wonderful guy, too!
The PorchBoard Floor Bass
The PorchBoard Bass is an amplified, analog low-end rhythm instrument that uses the natural technique of foot tapping to produce a player controlled bass beat with any style of music.
This site is wonderful! Two thumbs up, indeed! If you want some great, and really useful, information about playing solo guitar ... using effects and other gear ... tablature for some really cool songs, and a whole lot more, here's your link. The "other thing" that really makes me smile about this site is the warmth and personality it conveys -- Arnold is sincerely sharing his passion - artist to artist.
Stewart-MacDonald's Guitar Shop Supply
This is the place to find tools, books, and videotapes for instrument repair. The Guitar Shop Supply free catalog is 108 pages, with everything you need for building or repairing acoustic, electric and bass guitars, banjos, mandolins, violins, dulcimers and resophonic guitars.
Good deals on strings here! Elixirs, too!
Need STRINGS? String THIS! ... these bandits have guitar strings for $2 per set - get 'em while they last! (NO ELIXIRS)
TablEdit is a program for creating, editing, printing and listening to tablature and sheet music (standard notation) for guitar and other fretted, stringed instruments. TablEdit has developed support for harmonica, mountain dulcimer, diatonic accordion, drums, violin, tin whistle, recorder, autoharp, pedal steel guitar, and banjo (even taking into consideration the special aspect of the fifth string) ... and can open/import ASCII, MIDI, ABC, Bucket O' Tab, Tabestry and Wayne Cripps files, as well as files created by earlier versions of TablEdit. Files can be saved in TablEdit format or exported to ASCII, ABC or MIDI formats.
Need a cool link about Tenor Guitars? Here it is!!! 5 guys, from 5 points of the globe, got together and created an unbelievably COOL site - great looking, fun to navigate, and loaded with *real* information! THANKS, guys!
Chord Charts for *ANY* 4-Stringed Instrument
If you need chord charts ... look no further!
The Third-Hand Capo
Clamp (capo) any combination of strings, on any fret, on any guitar. If you've been looking for that weird capo that frets strings individually ... well, here it is.
Tom Loredo's Acoustic Guitar Resources
This is such a GREAT link! If you want to know the basics about acoustic guitar amplification, look no further! You just won't believe all the great information there is on this page! - compliments of Tom Loredo / email@example.com
Here is some great stuff from Tuck (of the famed Tuck & Patti duet) ... check it out : Tuck talks to you about playing guitar, style, picks, etc.
Here's a very cool site, with a lot to offer. Vintage Guitar ... links to guitar sites, chats, bulletin boards and more -- a lot more. If you want to go directly to their bulletin board for acoustic guitars and information, then click [HERE] ... otherwise, check out the whole site, by clicking on the link above.
Vintage Guitars | VintageandRare.com
Here's one of the largest online platforms for vintage guitars, with more than 10,000 vintage instruments from over 400 dealers, builders and luthiers worldwide!
Here's an online guitar community like you wouldn't believe! Lessons ... tabs ... resources ... this site will keep you BUSY, man! I can't say enough ... just go mosey around, and remember - I told you so!