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How Good are Import Guitars? Japanese vs Korean Guitars

Japanese-made Fenders are considered a step up from the MIM line, and there are differences there too. For one, the saddles on the imported Fenders are spaced more narrowly than their American counterparts, a fact which can cause some confusion for do-it-yourselfers who have a proclivity for swapping out parts. The Japanese guitar factories also seem to be a bit fussier about things like… […]

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Framus Panthera Legacy Guitar Review

The Framus Panthera Legacy is a solid bodied guitar made from mahogany with an carved top and a set neck. The fingerboard is made from rosewood with 22 jumbo sized frets and dot inlays.

All Framus guitars are set up using Plek Technology to ensure the guitar’s action and intonation are perfect when it’s delivered to the buyer. Framus offers many different customizations for their guitars so each Pranthera Legacy may differ from the next depending on the options chosen by the original buyer. […]

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Fender Fails: Closet Classic Series Guitars Are Nothing New

Every year Fender attempts to recreate their classic Stratocaster or Precision/Jazz bass somehow. Whether they call it “road worn” and relic the guitar for you, or call it “closet classic” and make it with 100 year old wood with a post-CBS appearance, they never stray too far from the original formula. Fender is beginning to miss the mark in the guitar industry. […]

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Drop C Tuning – Tuning a Guitar

Knowing how to tune your guitar is one of the basic fundamentals when it comes to learning how to play. Once you’ve mastered the “standard” tuning of EADGBE, (I like to remember it as Eat All Day Get Big Easy) you may begin to experiment with other tunings. Tuning your guitar down a whole step and dropping your top D string to C brings us to what most refer to as “drop C.” […]

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Top Ten Classic Rock Guitar Tones

Tone is one of those things that guitarists look for, long for and obsess over. Non-guitarists often don’t understand our mania for it and our ability to split endless hairs in pursuit of it. We all have our tonal benchmarks that set our ears ablaze and gave us something to aim for in our lives, and it is always interesting to find out what tones inspire what people out there in Gear-Vault-land […]