How They Got There: Ryan From 60 Cycle Hum Talks YouTube, Podcasts, and Guitar Mods

As part one in a long series of interviews with YouTube’s most popular guitar players, we had the pleasure of talking with Ryan from 60 Cycle Hum and asking him a few questions about what got him and Steve started, and of course, guitars. With this series, we hope to shed light on how manyContinue reading “How They Got There: Ryan From 60 Cycle Hum Talks YouTube, Podcasts, and Guitar Mods”

NAMM 2020: Supro Unveils Semi-Hollow Clermont and Conquistador

Supro has continued in the current trend of major guitar makers sharing their new NAMM models early! They also really hopped on the Bigsby bandwagon this year, and included the re-popularized tremolo system on both the Conquistador (on the right) and Clermont (on the left) models. The Conquistador and Clermont are essentially the same, stunningContinue reading “NAMM 2020: Supro Unveils Semi-Hollow Clermont and Conquistador”

GFI News: Check Out Our New Instagram Page!

As we prepare for an onslaught of gear reviews and news related to the NAMM show coming up, GFI now has a brand new Instagram page! Follow @guitarsforidiots for pictures and demos of all the gear that we’re reviewing, modifying, or jamming on. We’ve got some great reviews and videos coming up before we rollContinue reading “GFI News: Check Out Our New Instagram Page!”

Meet Goldfinch Guitars, A Vintage Inspired Company Making Modern Instruments

One of the best parts about being a guitar journalist is finding new, exciting brands and guitars to review and write about. Luckily, we’ll be getting one of these gorgeous Goldfinch guitars to review shortly. In the meantime, let’s take a look at this awesome company and their current offerings! The Painted Lady Featured inContinue reading “Meet Goldfinch Guitars, A Vintage Inspired Company Making Modern Instruments”

NAMM 2020: Reverend Unleashes 3 New Models

Reverend, like many companies, is getting the NAMM party started early with a trio of announcements. Two new models, the Roundhouse and Contender, and an updated model, the Warhawk, grace your eyes above. The Warhawk Reboot Available in three configurations, the new re-launched Warhawk combines an offset body with a plethora of color options. TheContinue reading “NAMM 2020: Reverend Unleashes 3 New Models”

Punk Rock Rig On A Budget: The Best Guide On The Internet

Searching through YouTube videos, online magazines, and forums for advice on assembling your guitar rig was one of the biggest distractions my teenage self ever faced. However, I have set out to truly provide the most in depth guide to assembling a live ready rig on a budget you’ll find on the internet. One bigContinue reading “Punk Rock Rig On A Budget: The Best Guide On The Internet”

Gear Of The Year: The Best Of Everything We Have Reviewed

As we wrap up the year 2019, the first year of Guitars For Idiots existence, I can’t help but reflect on all the highlights of year. Whether it was great gear, artist interviews, concerts, or partscasters, this year was a way bigger success than I imagined it would be. 2020 already figures to be evenContinue reading “Gear Of The Year: The Best Of Everything We Have Reviewed”

7 Simple and Essential Tools I Use To Modify Guitars

When it comes to modifying guitars, building partscasters, or trying to improve the playability and tone of cheap guitars there are many essential tools you’ll need. However, most are incredibly easy to find, inexpensive, or both. Below, I’ll talk through the tools I use every day and my recommendations for budget friendly options. These productsContinue reading “7 Simple and Essential Tools I Use To Modify Guitars”

Check Out This Awesome New Finish On The Framus Idolmaker!

Framus got the news day started early today with the announcement that they will now be making their D-Series Idolmaker available in this stunning, Burgundy Blackburst finish. The Framus Idolmaker debuted as a master built guitar from their custom shop but was so popular that they’ve made it a permanent part of their offerings goingContinue reading “Check Out This Awesome New Finish On The Framus Idolmaker!”

Turning a Squier Affinity Stratocaster Into a Garage Rock Beast

Build the guitar: Find a great deal on a bridge HERE Search for the Strat in the finish of your choice HERE Looking for GFS pickups? Click HERE Not only is the Fender Stratocaster my favorite guitar, but it was also my first electric guitar. Crazy how that works…However, in recent years I’ve found aContinue reading “Turning a Squier Affinity Stratocaster Into a Garage Rock Beast”