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Three Guitar Pickers Who Pick Collings Guitars

Three Guitar Pickers Who Pick Collings Guitars

Posted by Robinson Earle on Jan 14th 2020

Collings Guitars is a pioneer in the manufacturing of acoustic and electric boutique guitars, based in Austin, Texas.People begin learning the guitar for all sorts of reasons, but there is usually an artist that comes along and inspires them to take their pursuit more seriously. Whether it was a smoldering solo or a finger-picked acoustic intro, something resonated within … read more
A Year in Review: Acoustic Guitars

A Year in Review: Acoustic Guitars

Posted by Robinson Earle on Dec 30th 2019

What we love about our collection of acoustic guitars.As we sail deeper into the new millennium, it’s important to reflect on the builders that have helped establish Midwood Guitar Studio as one of the premier purveyors of fine acoustic guitars in the world. After all, the lines we carry are as much a reflection of our identity as the thriving neighborhood that we call hom … read more
A Universe in an Open String

A Universe in an Open String

Posted by Robinson Earle on Dec 20th 2019

The best single note on a guitar can be played with one hand. No matter which of the six open strings you prefer, they are each vastly superior to every other “fretted” E, A, D, G, B, or E (assuming standard tuning). There’s simply more going on. When you fret a string, you choke it. Some of its vast potential overtone series is lost in translation (more on that later) The … read more
Where To Start With Guitar Pedals

Where To Start With Guitar Pedals

Posted by Robinson Earle on Dec 11th 2019

How To Use Pedals EffectivelyThroughout my years in the gear circus, I’ve noted a sharp divide between guitarists who do and don’t use pedals. This all or nothing mentality has contributed to a stigma on either side. You’ve got players who won’t practice without at least five pedals on (and half the time they’re fiddling to find the right tone), and you’ve got players who … read more
Guitar Soli

Guitar Soli

Posted by Robinson Earle on Dec 5th 2019

There’s something magical about solo guitar music.In Greek Mythology, It was Hermes who crafted the first plucked string instrument. This “lyre” proved so entrancing that it helped him settle a dispute with his brother Apollo, who would go on to master its secrets. The guitar has many ancient antecedents, the lyre being one of them, but it was the “vihuela” of 15th century … read more