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Frank A Dornay Jr

I can answer questions about basic theory (i.e. key signatures, harmonies, intervals) and better ways to improve playing. PLEASE do not ask questions about values of your instruments. I cannot and will not answer them. Thank you.

J Ross Smith

Find at! Over 20 years of guitar playing, teaching, building, and modifying; have worked as a touring musician, studio session guitarist, engineer, guitar tech, and guitar teacher. Registered member of ASCAP. Registered member of Freelancers Union. I have a working knowledge of music theory and styles, and a taste for all types of music and instruments. If you have a favorite guitar player or style, chances are I share it! If you have a question I can't answer, I'll rely on experienced and knowledgeable people I know to get the correct information for you, and I hope I can help inspire your playing style and tone. Promotional photo by Sebastian Castillo at Castillo Photography, San Diego, CA.

Dave Dixon

Guitar player since 1987. Studied at Musicians` Institute. Worked as guitar/music teacher since 1991.


I can answer questions on the USA made Fender Bullet 1981 to 1983. Also questions on vintage Fender Mustangs from 1964 onwards. If I do not know the answers, I will try my best to find out for you.

The Doctor

I answer a variety of guitar related questions. I have multiple music degrees and years of experience in the field.

When asking your question:
1. Please be clear in your message.
2. Provide actual question(s).
3. Please keep it short and concise.
4. Save my one-question-per-day for someone else if you can find the answer on your own.

Please, *no* questions regarding: serial numbers, appraisals, pricing, value, restorations, or when a particular instrument was made. I do *not* answer those questions. Thank you.


I can answer any questions related to guitar playing in any popular style, which includes; theory, harmony, technique, chords, arpeggios, improv, maintenance (not repairs), buying advice, picks, strings, effects, amps, etc. I WILL NOT answer any questions about appraisals, serial numbers, or anything related. Please be concise in asking a question so that we can keep the back and forth to a minimum. Lastly, please avoid asking questions that have already been answered ;)

Lynne May

Any question relating to guitar playing: scales, chords, music theory, arpeggios, soloing, chord progressions, key signatures, buying a guitar, guitar tabs, writing guitar music, musical styles including rock, blues and classical. I can no longer answer questions as to the value of a guitar. Please do not flag your question as "Private", as this prevents other readers from benefiting. I will no longer answer "private" questions.

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2017-01-18 cases:

Hi Bobby,  It's hard to say without seeing the case.  A generic hard case should be fine for a guitar like yours, providing that it's deep enough to accommodate the fact that the guitar's headstock is

2016-12-30 WALTZ:

Hi, Hank!  Since your question deals specifically with rhythm, I asked my good friend and world-class drum guru, Bill Ray to weigh in on your question, as he's the rhythm expert (especially with poly-rhythms)!

2016-12-27 high e string break:

If the guitar is intended for standard tuning strings, gauges, and lengths, then the string should not break. If the strings are the correct type for that guitar, then they should not break when adjusting

2016-12-26 high e string break:

If you are tuning from g to e, then it will likely break, as that string is not intended to be that tight. If you are tuning one of the strings to its intended pitch and it breaks, then check that the

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