JustinGuitar review 2024

A fantastic online guitar tutorial site that costs nothing. Fair dinkum!

JustinGuitar review
(Image: © JustinGuitar)

Guitar World Verdict

Proof that the best things in life really can be free. A recent ‘spit ‘n polish’ adds a pro sheen to the site, which now comfortably competes with its paid-for competition.


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    Beginner through advanced lessons

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    Superb teaching

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    High-quality production

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    In-depth paid-for content if you need it

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    Did we mention it’s free?


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    Justin’s quiescent style not for everyone

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    Some old content sprinkled throughout

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“Can anyone recommend a decent guitar tuition site?” is an evergreen topic that pops up on guitar forums all the time (along with the many joyous NGDs). The enduring answer? JustinGuitar.com.

Back in 2003, it’s doubtful that Justin Sandercoe, a then twenty-something originally from Tasmania, had any idea that his fledgling website would go on to help millions of people learn to play the guitar online. But he was canny enough to sense an opportunity, smart enough to offer a solution and tenacious enough to keep running with it. Since then, Justin has become a guitar-wielding institution, possibly the most famous guitarist (that non-guitarists have never heard of) in the world. By 2011 his YouTube videos had received over 100 million views and his current subscriber base now boasts more than 1.5 million users.

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Simon Fellows

When Simon's childhood classical guitar teacher boasted he 'enjoyed a challenge', the poor man had no idea how much he'd underestimated the scale of the task ahead. Despite Simon's lack of talent, the experience did spark a lifelong passion for music. His classical guitar was discarded for an electric, then a room full of electrics before Simon discovered the joys of keys. Against all odds, Simon somehow managed to blag a career as a fashion journalist, but he's now more suitably employed writing for Guitar World and MusicRadar. When not writing or playing, he can be found terrifying himself on his mountain bike.