Acoustic Guitars feature articles
Top brands for acoustic folk guitars - The best brands for acoustic folk guitars
Today is the turn to list the top brands for acoustic guitars. Indeed, after having done the same with electric guitars, we decided to let acoustic guitar players express their opinion.
The community's favorite legendary acoustic guitar - Top legendary folk acoustic guitars
While electric guitars have seen a decrease in sales in recent years, the acoustic guitar market seems to be as healthy as ever.
A video trip to D'Angelico's NYC headquarters - Video: Audiofanzine Visits D'Angelico Guitars
We recently visited the D'Angelico showroom in midtown Manhattan and got a chance to see and play both electric and acoustic guitars. In addition to all the guitars, D'Angelico has a fully setup stage with a drum kit, amps, and a P.A., and a lounge area featuring a bar that sits on top of a pair of Marshall stacks. Check out this video.
Talking about guitar building with the man who designs … - Video: Andy Powers - Taylor's Master Builder
Andy Powers is Taylor's guitar design guru, tasked by company founder Bob Taylor to create new models, and in some cases, revise existing ones. In this video interview, Powers talks about how he redesigned the 800 series guitars, why solid wood guitars sound better, and the impact of scale length on a guitar's tone and playability.
A video journey through the Taylor Guitars factory comp… - Video: Taylor Factory Tour
Audiofanzine recently visited the Taylor Guitars complex in El Cajon, California, and we shot a lot of footage during a tour of the factory. We put together this video to give you an up close look at Taylor's guitar building process.
Avoiding Feedback with an Acoustic Guitar - Tips for Playing Acoustic Guitar Live - Part 1
Commonly used by electric guitar players, especially to liven things up, feedback is the worst enemy of acoustic musicians. In this series of articles we'll look into the solutions to play a relaxed acoustic set live.
Key Concepts for Instrument Miking - How to Get the Best Results When Recording Acoustic Instruments
If you’ve ever recorded an acoustic instrument, you already know that there’s more involved than just sticking a mic in front of it. Factors that influence how the recording will come out — besides the ability of the musician — include room acoustics, quality of the mic preamp, choice of mic, and mic placement. Rather than going into a deep dive…
Before You Buy that Acoustic Guitar - Tips for Evaluating an Acoustic Guitar Before Purchase
Buying a steel-string acoustic guitar is an investment that you don’t want to go into lightly. Unless you plan to purchase a super-cheap entry-level model, you’re likely to spend a fair bit of coin for this instrument, and you'll presumably be playing it a lot, so you want to make an informed buying decision. It’s easy to be wowed when you try out…
How to record an acoustic guitar - Mic placement for acoustic guitar recording
Without pretending to publish the definitive guide to guitar recording, here are a few tips on how to record an acoustic guitar with an electrostatic microphone.
27 Acoustic Guitars Tried and Tested - How Does it Sound? Acoustic Guitars
Whenever you choose a guitar you might first fall in love with appearances, but also, and above all, you cherish its sound character. Six-string fans sometimes don't have the opportunity to listen to many instruments under good conditions. AudioFanzine is well aware of that and decided to record 27 guitars using first-class gear...