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Guitar Notes: Visualizing Standard Tuning

This lesson presents a simple visual method for memorizing all of the notes on the fretboard – guaranteed to improve your playing.

How to Set Up a Guitar (Perfectly)

This guide walks you through every step in the process of performing a professional setup and achieving the perfect action at home. Tool links included.

Custom Guitar Pickups Guide

We take a close look at the world of custom pickup winding and how much thought goes into each component to create your guitar’s voice.

Inside the Gibson Guitar Factory

Take a look inside the Gibson Guitar Factory Tour to get an idea of all of the cool stuff you’ll get to see – from a block of wood to the finished product.

All About the Fender Telecaster

The Fender Telecaster is a guitarist’s guitar – it’s a no-frills, minimalist, magical block of wood that changed music for the better.

Online Guitar Tuner

A free online electric guitar tuner – simply click the strings and tune up to pitch! (A-440). Check out our other applications afterward too!

The Best Starter Guitars Under $300

Some free professional help from an experienced perspective – we can help you find the right guitar for yourself or a loved one….at the right price too.

Used Guitar Buyer’s Guide

If you’re considering buying a used guitar from the shop down the road or Craigslist, you can ensure you get what you want with this guide.

Figured Guitar Wood Guide

A guide to figured wood types – take an in-depth look at how these fascinating patterns are formed. Even professional luthiers can learn something new here.

How to Choose the Right Wood for your Guitar

This guide will walk you through the very first step in the guitar-making process: cutting down the tree. You should know this stuff before you go buy wood!

The Electric Herald is a fantastic resource for Guitarists and Luthiers seeking to hone and refine their craft. Joel’s expertise is unmatched, and his guiding tips, tricks and insights make this platform one of the most impactful on the web. We browse his content quite often for inspiration and knowledge for our own guitar guides and recommendations.

Liam F | Music Grotto | Founder and Editor

We’ve worked successfully with Joel on several custom guitars and wouldn’t hesitate to do so again when the need arises. There is an attention to detail and a level of intuition here that is uncommon to find.

Jeff Lee | Halo Custom Guitars, Inc. | CEO