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Fender Custom Shop-The essence of guitar design & innovation

Fender Custom Shop-The essence of guitar design & innovation

Posted by Robinson Earle on Feb 12th 2020

FENDER CUSTOM SHOP has long set the standard for electric guitar design and innovation. We’re smitten with the Fender Custom Shop 2019 and 2020 offerings. Years of studying and repairing vintage Fender electric guitars have granted the luthiers profound insights into what makes their guitars sing. The classics are classics for a reason. If you’re looking for an … read more
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