Guitarist records entire album using only broken guitars

Broken acoustic guitar
(Image credit: Getty)

Current popular thinking among guitar circles would have you believe that, in order to record a half-decent album that sounds relatively professional, we need to be using fully functioning gear. 

Now, this doesn’t mean we have to use the most expensive electric guitars to get a good sound – there are plenty of cheap electric guitars under $500 that will certainly be up to the task – though recording an album usually comes with one prerequisite: your gear has to be working.

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Matt Owen
Senior Staff Writer,

Matt is a Senior Staff Writer, writing for Guitar World, Guitarist and Total Guitar. He has a Masters in the guitar, a degree in history, and has spent the last 16 years playing everything from blues and jazz to indie and pop. When he’s not combining his passion for writing and music during his day job, Matt records for a number of UK-based bands and songwriters as a session musician.