25 Best Guitar Blogs
The results are in from our Best Guitar Blogs vote! Many thanks to our community of guitar students for providing their favourite guitar blogs from across the internet and commenting on why these blog posts rock. The blogs are listed in no particular order and cover a huge range of different aspects of the guitar. Everything from vintage guitar equipment, guitar lessons, reviews, interviews, news. We have written a few lines about what you can find on each blog and why they are must-read blogs for all guitarists.
Finding reliable, high-quality and interesting resources is a crucial part of a guitarists journey to self-development. Guitar Chalk (guitarchalk.com) is the resource library we all dream about as teachers and students. Full of helpful and practical resources that cover a wide range of different aspects relating to guitar equipment, learning, recording and playing Guitar Chalk is simple to search and use.
Guitar Noise (guitarnoise.com) is a great blog if you are looking for Reviews or Lessons & damn they do both very well! The website was voted as the best online resource for guitar lessons, as voted by our guitar students. It is free to join and has a whole host of content for the reader or player to access at the touch of a button. It also features regular podcasts which is something not many guitar blogs are doing these days which in the opinion of our guitar students is great!
True Vintage Guitar Blog
The True Vintage Guitar Blog (truevintageguitar.com/blog/) does exactly what it says on the tin. Voted by our users as one of the best blogs on the internet for articles on classic guitar equipment and vintage guitars. With in-depth articles exploring the history and impact of a guitar, the blog is supported by beautiful photography of the equipment. A must read if you are interested in vintage guitar equipment. Currently 11,000 Facebook followers.
i Heart Guitar Blog
The i Heart Guitar Blog (iheartguitarblog.com) was voted one of the best all-round guitar blogs for 2018 by our guitar student community. The blog provides detailed gear reviews, artist interviews as well as introducing our students to new music. It is was interesting to see that this blog was a real favourite with metal and more progressive guitarists, though certainly accessible for guitarists of all genre interests. Currently around 7,500 Facebook followers & 14,500 Twitter followers.
Truth in Shredding
The Truth in Shredding (truthinshredding.com blog was voted the best guitar blog for shredders. Our guitar community loved that the blog features so many different artists from around the world all coming together with a love for the shred! With nearly 6,000 Facebook followers and over 11 million views, Truth in Shredding has built up a significant following and community of guitarists itself. Even if shredding isn’t your thing just make sure you check out some of their blog posts and your jaw will drop at some of the talents on show.
No list of the ultimate guitar blogs would be complete without the GuitarHippies blog (guitarhippies.com). One of the world’s most popular guitar blogs it is really popular with our guitarist community. It has been a very long-standing blog, providing fantastic content on from lessons, gear posts, artist interviews to those all-important theory posts! The depth of information is truly endless, something really valued by the 40,000 social media followers that the blog has.
Classical Guitar (classicalguitar.org) has been voted as one of the best blogs for classical guitarists out there. This site provides up to date news, lessons & very useful tips and tricks for any beginner or ready established player. Don’t be put off by the black and white presentation of this website as what it lacks in colour it definitely makes up in content! Classical Guitar have nearly 9,000 followers on Facebook.
Voted as the “holy grail of guitar reviews” as one guitarist commented Guitaarr (guitaarr.com) is a fantastic equipment review based blog. Giving you important tips on buying yourself or if you are buying for someone else, whether you want to buy a new guitar or find your next guitar pedal this blog more than has you covered.
The Guitar Teaching Blog
The Guitar Teaching Blog (theguitarteachingblog.blogspot.co.uk) was voted by our community of guitar teachers as one best online resources aimed at helping guitar teachers. It was described as “one of the most important and interesting blogs” on the internet by a professional guitar teacher.
This blog discusses and gives advice on as a teacher what you should be teaching your students and provides a lot of example lessons that Matthew (Blog owner) has gone through himself. A great blog for guitar teachers and aspiring guitar teachers to read and follow.
The TrueFire (truefire.com/blog/) blog provides really good lesson content and doesn’t just focus on one genre. There is a whole host of genres from Jazz to Blues on show. It was voted as the best online resource for beginner students and has nearly 130,000 Facebook followers.
Guitar Answer Guy
Unsurprisingly voted the best guitar advice platform the Guitar Answer Guy (guitaranswerguy.com) has a vast amount on content. Gear reviews, tips on guitar maintenance, lessons, theory & extensive advice from other guitarists. If you prefer to have a bit of everything in one place and only be a part of one blog, make sure it’s this one. Guitar Answer Guy currently has over 8,000 Twitter followers.
Guitar Ventures (guitaradventures.com) was another blog that multiple beginner guitar students highlighted as a key resource that they used between guitar lessons. There are sections for beginner acoustic lessons, beginner electric & beginner classical lessons. With contributions form guitar experts the platform is an ideal resource for students to use. Guitar Ventures currently have 9,350 Facebook followers.
Share My Guitar
A great blog that has posts across all genres from acoustic to metal, as well as some really good tips for guitarists. Share My Guitar (blog.sharemyguitar.com) was voted one of the best social media network blogs for guitarists. Whether you want to set up a home studio or read up on guitar legends this is the guitar blog for you. Share My Guitar currently have just over 3,000 Facebook followers.
Our guitar student community recommended Guitar Habits (guitarhabits.com) as one of the best blogs to find songs/exercises to learn outside of lessons. This blog goes through many habits as a guitar player you might come across and how to fix them. This is alongside free guitar lessons, exercises and song recommendations to help guitarists develop. Guitar Habits currently have 6,800 Facebook followers and 3,500 Twitter followers.
My Rare Guitars
Great articles, interesting topics and a guitar custom shop – what more could you want! My Rare Guitars (myrareguitars.com) was voted best blog for intermediate to advanced guitarists to read. Our guitar students loved the array of different topics written about. Posts are really detailed and ideal for geeky guitar students who want a good meaty read about vintage equipment or pick up some tips on improving soloing.
We had some great feedback about Guitar Vibe (guitarvibe.com) as a fantastic blog for gig reviews of new bands. Voted the best blog for up and coming band reviews Guitar Vibe is well worth a read. The bands reviewed often tour in the UK and Europe, giving you the opportunity to go and check out some of the bands reviewed.
Metal for Life Blog
The metal for life blog is a blog run by Mike Chlasciak who is best known as the guitarst of “Halford”, which is the band led by Rob Halford of Judass Priest. In this comprehensive blog, Mike gives his thoughts on many different aspects of guitar playing and is a very interesting read. He also provides many YouTube based lessons for any of you aspiring metal guitarists out there. Voted best blog written by a professional guitarist Metal for Life Blog (metalforlife.blog) stands apart from other guitar blogs.
This Is Classical Guitar
The second classical guitar based blog recommend by our guitar students and another cracker of a blog! Voted best classical guitar lesson resource This Classical Guitar (thisisclassicalguitar.com) has extremely high-quality classical guitar lesson videos. In addition, it also contains some great classical performance videos, perfect for inspiration and enjoyment. This Classical Guitar currently has just under 10,000 Facebook Followers.
Voted best guitar buyers aid by our guitar students Guitar Fella (guitarfella.com) has a library of guitar equipment reviews. Perfect for helping you to find the right guitar for you Guitar Fella is a must read if you are in the hunt for a new axe. The platform also offers guitar lessons and advice.
Learning Guitar Now
The Leaning Guitar Now Blog (Learning Guitar Now) was voted best blog for blues guitarists. They loved the quality of the content on the website, with high-quality guitar tuition videos as well as some great reviews of equipment. If you are into acoustic blues or 70’s blues rock this site has you covered.
Unique Guitar Blog
The Unquie Guitar Blog (uniqueguitar.blogspot.com) was put forward by several students for being a really interesting read when it came to unusual guitar brands. Written by Marc O’Hara the blog shares his wealth of experience on different guitars.
Unlock The Guitar
Voted the best blog for guitars who are “stuck in a rut” the Unlock the Guitar Blog (unlocktheguitar.net) is a fantastic resource for intermediate and advanced guitarists looking to reach that next level. Students really recommend this blog for any guitarist interested in improving their music theory, as well as learn how to write better solos or learn how to improvise at any level. The Unlock the Guitar Blog have just over 1,500 Facebook followers.
Electric Herald (www.electricherald.com) is a blog focused on the construction of guitars and was voted by our guitar students as the best resource for guitar maintenance & build. If you have ever felt interested in building your own guitar this website has a post on every aspect of the build process. Really positive reviews of this blog given by our students, both as a good read and practical advice.
Our guitar students loved the photos of guitars on the Deadeye Guitars (deadeyeguitars.blogspot.co.uk). It was recommended to us by some of our teenage guitar students who really liked the metal guitars featured in the blog & enjoyed logging on to see the new guitars photos included. As one student described it as the “Tinder of guitars”, as he scrolled down the page going “nah, nah, ah wait this one looks great”!
String Kick (stringkick.com) is a fantastic, easy to use lesson resource full of great guides and insights for guitar players of all abilities. You can learn everything from barre chords and strumming patterns right up to playing by ear and music theory. If you can imagine it, these guys probably have a lesson about it. It’s a one stop shop for students and teachers alike.
Jazz Guitar Online
If you’ve ever wanted to get started with Jazz guitar but don’t know where to start, this is a great online resource. Jazz Guitar Online (jazzguitar.br) even offer you a free eBook just for visiting the website. Its jam packed with chords, licks, lessons and everything jazz!
Reverb is fast becoming a paradise for the gear geeks among us, though most of us are regulars on the site for their buy and sell sections as we hunt for the latest toy for our collection, they also have a great blog which is full of fantastic news, reviews, gear history, demos and so much more. If you like reading about new and old gear alike, check this blog out. The Reverb blog (reverb.com/news) is jam packed with tips, tricks, reviews, news and everything else to encourage your inner guitar geek.
StewMac provide luthier tools and guitar parts galore but for the budding luthiers or techs out there, the StewMac blog (stewmac.com) is a bible for guitar maintenance. If you want to learn how to refinish a guitar or change tuning pegs, you can find it all here. They let everyone in on the trade secrets of the guitar building world. If you’ve ever wanted to customize an existing guitar or you’ve been curious about learning how things work so you can build your own, this resource will see you through.
Eddies Guitar’s is actually a store based in the USA, but the blog (eddiesguitars.com/blog) is a guitarists paradise. They post regular write ups and high res photos of some of the most stunning, high end guitars you could possibly imagine. You will find some gorgeous guitar photos here, it’s a great collection of high end dream guitars.
Guitarz (guitarz.blogspot.com) is the original and longest running guitar blog out there. It’s been serving the guitar community since 2002 and is full of fun articles such as “The Strangest Guitars on Craiglist” and some interesting eBay builds. It’s the home of everything weird and wonderful.
If you are looking for a one stop shop that will help you purchase your next guitar, or perhaps one of your students is looking for something specific but doesn’t know where to start, Guitar Fella (guitarfella.com) is filled with great posts covering gear choices for all ages, abilities and budgets. If it’s your first or 30th guitar or amp, check out Guitar Fellas guide to buying. Once you pick your instrument category and price point, you can see a range of guitars to suit your criteria and full reviews of these.
My Guitar Workshop
My Guitar Workshop (myguitarworkshop.com)is an online community containing hundreds of user submitted video lessons. This includes everything from basics to advanced techniques and full song runthroughs. There is something in this fantastic community for every player to enjoy and you can even get involved with the community spirit and upload your own content for others to learn and benefit from.
Jazz Guitar Lessons
Jazz is one of the most complex styles to learn on guitar so it’s no surprise to find that fantastic resources to learn this style are few and far between. Fortunately, Jazz Guitar Lessons (jazz-guitar-licks.com/blog) is one of the great ones. It’s full of lessons and eBooks to take you from amateur to jazz pro.
Guitar Sound Guru
This blog is dedicated to the guitar amp. It will help you choose an amp to match your needs and provides in depth reviews of small amps that are perfect for your home, bedroom or teaching space all the way up to small amps that you can use for jamming or gigging. Guitar Sound Guru (guitarsoundguru.com)will help you bring out the best in your tone.
Best Beginner Guitar Today
If you’re ever asking yourself the question “What is the best…?” and wondering what competition that item has, check this out. Best Beginner Guitar Today (bestbeginnerguitartoday.com/blog) is full of best of lists. Everything from wireless systems to best guitars for jazz. It even has a bunch of handy tips on playing, guitar maintenance and mistakes to avoid.
Guitarkadia (guitarkadia.com)is an intimate look at the person behind the guitar. If you’re interested in the personality behind the player this is a great website to check out. The website was started by a New York filmmaker named Emon Hassan and digs deeper in the the person behind the playing. You can find great visual content from a PRS Factory Tour to an interview with someone making their own slide guitars.
If you live on the faster side of the fretboard, check out Shredaholic (shredaholic.com). This is the place for all things fast and shredding. You can find lessons on increasing your speed and shred theory, articles and reviews, tech talk and everything else a budding shredder could need.
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About the Author & Blog Voting Competition
Owen Evans is a professional guitar teacher and guitar enthusiast. He coordinating the best guitar blogs vote to find the blogs that our community of guitar students love to read between guitar lessons. The best blogs, as voted by our community, were included in the list above.