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As one of the leading authorities on all things guitar, many musicians look to Guitar World for honest and unbiased advice on everything from electric guitars to pedals, must-have accessories to learning software – and this is something we take very seriously. 

We spend a lot of time carefully curating our buyer’s guides, showcasing what we believe to be the best products in that particular category, as well as putting some of the most popular models head-to-head in our dedicated versus pieces. What’s more, our team of experts will write in-depth reviews to give you all the information you need to ensure you can buy that special piece of music gear with confidence. 

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