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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.

Dave Dixon

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

Chris Brelsford

Public school music teacher and music store owner willing to answer any questions about instruments, music education, any and all music related questions.


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.

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.

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.

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.


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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 ;)

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2016-11-12 country:

Hi, Andrew!  Great question.  Diminished chords can be confusing, especially when just learning chord patterns.  I'll answer your question in a broad sense rather than applying the answer specifically

2016-11-05 possible mods:

Hi Brian,  Thanks for the further update.  If you don't mind, I'll just keep the reply to your follow-up question as part of a fuller video response.  Keep an eye on

2016-11-04 possible mods:

Hello Brian,  Thanks for your question.  It's kind of hard to give a comprehensive answer without seeing your guitar, but I'll see what I can do.  Regarding bridges...the first one you linked to would

2016-10-14 Strings for low tunings:

If changing string gauges, be sure to adjust the truss rod so the neck won't warp.    Your best bet would be to take it into a music shop that has an instrument repair technician, they are also skilled

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