Author: tyler@betterbythought.com

  • Ukulele vs. Mandolin: Which Instrument is for You?

    Ukulele vs. Mandolin: Which Instrument is for You?

    From appearances, alone many people assume that the ukulele and the mandolin are quite similar as they are both small stringed instruments. In many ways that are as far as the similarities go! The differences in ukulele vs. mandolin are actually quite numerous. In this article, we’ll discuss the differences between the ukulele and mandolin […]

  • Fender Thinline Telecaster vs Solid Body Telecaster

    Fender Thinline Telecaster vs Solid Body Telecaster

    The Fender Telecaster is one of the most easily recognizable guitars ever made. Its iconic bright twangy sound has been used for countless songs and shows around the world. Many people are unaware of the Fender Thinline Telecaster though! What is the Thinline Telecaster, and how does it vary from the Tele that we are […]

  • 25 of the Best Guitar Hero Songs of All Time!

    25 of the Best Guitar Hero Songs of All Time!

    It’s funny how certain songs will always remind you of special events, people, or times in your life. To reminisce on one of our favorite video games of the last 20 years, we decided to make a list of the 25 best guitar hero songs. It’s easy to say best, but maybe these are just […]

  • The Best Double Neck Guitar – When One is Not Enough

    The Best Double Neck Guitar – When One is Not Enough

    We all know what a guitar looks like, right? You might be surprised to know that there are a lot of variations you may not even know about, including double neck guitars! What is this instrument, and what are the best double neck guitars for a player looking to expand their collection, repertoire, and skill […]

  • The Best Lap Steel Guitar Buying Guide!

    The Best Lap Steel Guitar Buying Guide!

    A guitar style that has faded in popularity since the 50’s, the best lap steel guitar still can light up a room! Rock n’ Roll and the invention of the electric guitar really dampened lap steels usage, but they have continued to make appearances in Western Swing bands. Occasionally you’ll even see a musician like […]

  • The Best Guitar Wall Mount And Hangers Buyers Guide

    The Best Guitar Wall Mount And Hangers Buyers Guide

    Guitar wall mounts and hangers are a phenomenal way to display and store your favorite instruments. They also tend to be relatively inexpensive. That doesn’t mean you want to pick up any cheap option though! There are a handful of things you want to watch for and know about when you are shopping for guitar […]

  • The 4 Best Beginner Banjo and Buyers Guide

    The 4 Best Beginner Banjo and Buyers Guide

    When starting to learn the banjo you have a lot of things to consider, which instrument is right for you shouldn’t be one of them. With that in mind, we put together a list of the four best beginner banjo options you have on the market today! After we cover our four recommendations, we dive […]

  • Best 6 String Banjo: Banjitar Buying Guide!

    Best 6 String Banjo: Banjitar Buying Guide!

    Many guitar players want to switch to the banjo and are wondering what the best 6 string banjo for them would be. We wrote this guide with those musicians in mind! We also know this instrument is becoming more popular with beginners as a hybrid, the plucky sound of a banjo combined with the easy […]

  • Best Nylon String Guitar: Classical Guitar Buying Guide

    Best Nylon String Guitar: Classical Guitar Buying Guide

    When many people think of an acoustic guitar they picture a steel string model. After all, these are generally the ones we see in popular music. The best nylon string guitars will give these instruments a run for their money though, and have a longer, more storied history than the steel string version. Nylon String […]