guitar accessory

planet-waves-winder-stretcher

A couple of months ago, we told you about the Stretcha, a tool that would stretch out new strings and prevent tuning problems.  I ordered a couple of those for my husband and daughter, and they do help you stretch out new strings.    Stretchas are pretty big, though, and they don't always fit in [...]

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neotech-straps-2

I've tried to learn to play guitar a couple of times in my life, and I've learned a few things.  1) When you're only five feet tall, holding an acoustic guitar feels like clasping a baby grand piano to your chest.  2) Electric guitars are heavy, and you must have a strap to help you hold [...]

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leather-ukulele-hanger

I've seen special hooks for hanging your guitar, ukulele, banjo, or other stringed instruments on the wall or even in your closet, but they can be pretty expensive.  What if you could hang your instruments for less than $5.00 per hanger?  I found these Leather Ukulele Hangers for $2.00 each while checking out the website [...]

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obsidian-guitar-pick

I've seen plectrums - or picks, as they are more commonly known - made of plastic, metal, even felt - but the Obsidian Arrowhead Guitar Pick is made of volcanic rock.  These picks were created by Seth Maranuk.  A piece of obsidian, a glass-like material formed in rapidly cooled lava, is hand-shaped into the arrowhead shape [...]

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planet-waves-guitar-rest-2

Guitar players probably have at least a couple of guitar stands around the house, but if they're like my husband, they probably often find themselves needing a way to safely prop up their guitar because they don't have a stand with them.  The Planet Waves Guitar Rest is small enough to go in your gig [...]

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string-stretcha-2

If you have tuning problems, it may be the strings and not your guitar, according to the folks at String Stretcha.  There are ways to stretch the strings using your fingers, but pulling on them at random places results in uneven stretch and using the "thumb and fingers" method takes a long time and causes [...]

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pyle-PEGKT15-guitar-kit

It's time to start planning your holiday shopping, and Pyle Audio has a great gift idea for someone who wants to learn to play guitar.  Their PEGKT15 electric guitar package comes with everything needed to get started.  The kit starts with a double-cutaway, solid-body electric guitar made with a basswood body, maple neck, and rosewood fretboard.  It [...]

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pocketstrings_01

We all have periods of time throughout the day that are essentially wasted - whether it be during a commute, waiting in a doctor's office, or restlessly sitting through a three minute commercial break until your show resumes.  What better way to kill that time than by practicing guitar?  Pocketstrings is a mini guitar neck [...]

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