10 Things Guitarists Should Know About Their Guitar

Whether you’re new to guitar or not, there’s probably something about the instrument you don’t know or fully understand.

This video should provide you with the information you need. Guitar instructor Darrell Braun provides some blinding insight into the guitar’s many features and the technical issues that commonly affect it.

This video, Darrell says, “is geared toward the newer player, but if you’ve been playing for a while, hopefully some of these tips and tricks will be helpful for you as well.”

Clocking in at just over 17 minutes, this tutorial covers a wide range of topics, including:

• How to lock in your strings even if you don’t have locking tuners;

• Fixing tuning issues;

• Choosing body styles to meet your tone desires;

• Types of bridges and trem systems;

... and much more.

Take a look, and be sure to visit Darrell’s YouTube channel for more of his videos.

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Christopher Scapelliti

Christopher Scapelliti is editor-in-chief of Guitar Player magazine, the world’s longest-running guitar magazine, founded in 1967. In his extensive career, he has authored in-depth interviews with such guitarists as Pete Townshend, Slash, Billy Corgan, Jack White, Elvis Costello and Todd Rundgren, and audio professionals including Beatles engineers Geoff Emerick and Ken Scott. He is the co-author of Guitar Aficionado: The Collections: The Most Famous, Rare, and Valuable Guitars in the World, a founding editor of Guitar Aficionado magazine, and a former editor with Guitar WorldGuitar for the Practicing Musician and Maximum Guitar. Apart from guitars, he maintains a collection of more than 30 vintage analog synthesizers.