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  • Five Quality Acoustics Under $500

    Finding an acoustic guitar without spending thousands of dollars is easier than ever these days. Here are five high-quality instruments to consider that retail new for under $500. Read more...

    Published Oct 28 by Donovan Raitt

  • LP-ish: Top 10 Single Cutaway Alternatives Even Purists Should Consider

    When it comes to 24 ¾" scale, singlecut goodness, "Les" isn’t the only name in the game. Here’s a look a some singlecut solidbodies that are worth wrapping your paws around. Read more...

    Published Oct 27 by Casey Green

  • Reverb Quiz: Which Spooky Guitar Are You?

    At Reverb, we constantly see creepy, peculiar and down-right spooky guitars pop up for sale. We've brought together some of our favorites with this quiz. Answer these questions to find out which bizarre guitar matches you best. Read more...

    Published Oct 25

  • Switched-Out Guitars: The Story Behind all those Knobs and Toggles

    There are a lot of switched-out guitars out there, but few are as adorned as the Les Paul Recording, Guitorgan, Gretsch Super Axe, Roland GS-500, and Epiphone Professional Outfit. Here’s a little background on five of the most knob and switch-filled guitars we see come up for sale on Reverb. Read more...

    Published Oct 22 by Brandon Seyferth

  • Beyond the Damper: 10 Essential Effect Pedals for Keyboards

    Stompboxes provide a unique challenge to keyboard users. While most pedals are designed for guitarists, there are still a ton of boutique and unique pedals that can bring sensational new sounds to your playing. Read more...

    Published Oct 22 by Stephen Porter

  • 6 Things to Do When You’re Sick of Practicing

    Even for the most committed musicians, finding the motivation to practice can be tough. Here are six useful tactics to deploy for when you get sick of practicing. Read more...

    Published Oct 20 by Brandon Waardenburg

  • Arlington Guitar Show's Coolest Guitars

    The Arlington Guitar Show is a Texas-sized affair in every sense. This is the big kahuna of guitar events, bringing together axe slingers from all over the world for a weekend of buying and trading. Here are just some of the amazing, and coolest guitars we've seen. Read more...

    Published Oct 18 by Dan Orkin

  • Reverb Soundcheck: Steve Gunn

    Since releasing his self-titled debut album in 2007, Brooklyn-based singer-songwriter Steve Gunn has been a busy musician, lending his talents to The Violators supporting Kurt Vile and blazing his own trail as a solo artist. We had a chance to sit down with Steve before a recent show at Schuba's in Chicago, catching up on what gear he uses to recreate his lush studio sounds in a live setting. Read more...

    Published Oct 17 by Jim Tuerk

  • John Mayer Announces Split with Fender

    John Mayer turned 37 yesterday, but it seems he won't be celebrating with a new Fender guitar this year. The virtuosic bluesman behind such hits as Your Body Is a Wonderland announced via twitter this week that his relationship with Fender had come to an end. Read more...

    Published Oct 17 by Dan Orkin

  • The Gear of Rudderless

    Most of us at Reverb do what we do because we recognize the nourishing and restorative power of making music. William H. Macy's new film Rudderless, out October 17, explores this phenomenon with a story of loss, discovery and catharsis, helped along by a strong original soundtrack and some well-chosen gear. See what was used and hear from Ben Kweller about what it was like to work on a film that is sure to take a place alongside other song-driven classics like Once, Crazy Heart and Inside Llewyn Davis. Read more...

    Published Oct 15 by Peter Schu

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