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Drop D: The Skeleton Key

Drop D: The Skeleton Key

Posted by Robinson Earle on Jul 2nd 2019

One of the most versatile “alternative” tunings is also the most accessible. By dropping your low E down a whole step, you enter an alternate reality in which the key of D reigns supreme. The benefits … read more
PRS: A Steap Ahead of the Rest

PRS: A Steap Ahead of the Rest

Posted by Robinson Earle on Jun 21st 2019

Back before the dawn of the “boutique” gear industry, Paul Reed Smith boldly positioned himself in between the two major American solid-body guitar builders and changed music history forever … read more
Gretsch Guitars and the Dawn of Rock & Roll

Gretsch Guitars and the Dawn of Rock & Roll

Posted by Robinson Earle on Jun 13th 2019

Gretsch was Founded in the 1880s by a German immigrant, and the company initially focused on drums and tambourines. They began producing guitars in the 1930s and quickly gained a reputation for t … read more
Taylor and the 21st Century Guitar

Taylor and the 21st Century Guitar

Posted by Robinson Earle on May 30th 2019

Taylor is largely responsible for the development of the modern acoustic guitar. Since the mid-70s, they have been crafting innovative instruments that address many of the issues players have bee … read more
Virtues of the Straight Brace

Virtues of the Straight Brace

Posted by Robinson Earle on May 23rd 2019

The ideal “voicing” for a guitar is highly subjective. The wood and the luthier fall into a deep conversation with the end goal of mutual self-expression. The scalloping of the braces on the … read more