Is this guitar worth it?

A new Kona acoustic-electric retails for somewhere around a hundred bucks. That makes $60 a fair price *if* everything worked. There’s no telling why the pickup isn’t working. Pickups rarely fail, so it’s more likely something in the pre-amp. Unless it’s a dead battery, it’s not worth fixing. (You can expect to pay a shop […]

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Is it possible to learn Ukulele through only lessons?

Yes I think it’s a bad idea and a waste of time. Watching videos isn’t “lessons” (some people even call them “tutorials”!). Proper lessons are best or just buy and follow a beginners’ book. There are some available that are aimed at young kids – ukelele isn’t a difficult instrument to learn.

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Should I join marching band?

Yes, marching band is amazing and you meet so many new friends and bonds with people you never knew before. You get better at your instrument and it only has a few downsides~ You get sore after a few days of band practice, but it is so much fun. Especially if you have nothing to […]

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What is an easy instrument to learn?

Triangle, tambourine, Congo/bongo drums, cowbell, gong…or any single hit percussion instrument is easy, but not very rewarding. Blowing on a whiskey jug is about the same. The jaw harp is pretty cool, but has limited applications. Kazoos are actually considered instruments, but you are not likely to get much respect from other musicians as a […]

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Acoustic Guitars Under 300 Dollars?

Look at the highly rated Yamaha FG7xxS or the smaller bodied FS7xxS series. They start at $200, have solid spruce tops for better tone (models ending with S only), are regular acoustics with no cutaway, and are traditionally styled. You can get them at any Guitar Center or Sam Ash. Best to go to the […]

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Yamaha vs Jasmine Acoustic Guitars?

Yamaha has a better rep even on their plywood guitars, but if you have $200+ to spend, you should see a MAJOR improvement by getting one of the solid spruce topped Yamaha 7xxS series, like the FS720S. Solid wood is well known to give better tone than plywood, and it is rare to find it […]

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Why does my guitar muting sound like crap?

Gabe, you’re new to guitar and an Fm is not one of the easier chords. To play it properly, you should be pressing your first finger across all 6 strings at the first fret. (This is called a “barre”) Then you press the 4th and 5th strings at the 3rd fret. If you do it […]

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