Two beginner guitars in a music store in Asia
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Beginner Guitars Under S$700: Electrics

If you're just starting out, or looking for a beater electric guitar, you've come to the right place! Budget or beginner guitars are perfect for aspiring guitarists who are just starting out or experienced players keen on a backup guitar for the road. Of course, working with a tighter budget… Read more

Introducing koda.
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Introducing koda: Quality Essentials that don’t Break the Bank

If you’re one of the many who’ve struggled carrying your brand new guitar home in a shoddy case, we feel you. Is it too much to ask for a carrying case for your gear that provides ample protection and doesn’t break the bank? Thankfully, there’s a brand that aims to… Read more

Morningstar Engineering MIDI Pedals
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10 Questions with Morningstar Engineering

MIDI Controller pedals! For some of us in the guitar community, they are an indispensable performing tool. And to many of us, it sounds like fanciful jargon out of a late eighties space opera. To get the lowdown on what MIDI Controller pedals are all about, we decided to have… Read more

Roland Audio Interface, Shure Dynamic Microphone and a Novation MIDI keyboard
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Setting Up Your Home Recording Studio: The Essentials

All hail the marvels of technology! Advancements in science and manufacturing have no doubt made marked improvements to many facets of modern life. Just look at the examples! It has made computers accessible to the masses, connected people and ideas all over the globe via the internet, and contributed to… Read more

Walrus Audio Mako Series D1 Echo Delay Pedal
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Delay Pedals: A Brief History of the Time Based Effect

If you’re new to delay pedals, then don't delay – cause you're missing big time (pun-intended)! You've probably heard this effect before but if you need a refresher, check out the opening riff of Welcome to the Jungle by Guns N’ Roses or pretty much anything by U2! Like an… Read more

Piano, guitar and kalimba
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What are the Best Instruments to Learn Music with?

Contemplating reasons to learn a new music instrument? Well, you’ve come to the right place if you're looking for that and the best instruments to learn music with! Alongside its relaxing qualities, science has demonstrated that learning an instrument is beneficial to refining brain structure and forming neural connections. Think… Read more

Boyce Avenue talk Taylor Guitars
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Boyce Avenue Live Session Part 3: All About Taylor Guitars

Boyce Avenue are known for their creative and flawless cover songs and a huge part of their sound come from their guitars – more specifically, Taylor Guitars. For a band that relies so much on the acoustic guitar, it's little surprise that Taylor are their guitars of choice. The trio… Read more

A man with an electric guitar, using a smart phone with his practice guitar amp
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How to Find the Perfect Beginner Electric Guitar

So you’ve made your choice. Whether you've been captivated by the chops of your guitar heroes like Slash or John Mayer, or enticed by its unmistakeable sound, you’ve finally decided you want to become an electric guitar player. Now all that is left is to find your very first beginner… Read more

Boyce Avenue Q&A Session live Taylor Guitars part 2
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Boyce Avenue Live Session Part 2: Performing Online, Leveraging Tech and Being in a Sibling Band

Part 2 of the Boyce Avenue Live Session is here! In this blog post, Alejandro, Daniel and Fabian discuss about live streaming their performances, how they think technology will impact musicians over the next ten years and what it’s like being in a sibling band. For those first time readers… Read more

Boyce Avenue Q&A Session live Taylor Guitars part 1
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Boyce Avenue Live Session Part 1: Royal Albert Hall, Staying Inspired, Originals and More

Last month we had the honour of hosting a virtual Q&A session with a powerhouse trio, Boyce Avenue. Thanks to Taylor Guitars, fans from Singapore, Malaysia and Indonesia took this once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to meet with all members of the band virtually to ask them their burning questions. For those who… Read more

Guitar technician servicing an acoustic guitar
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Fighting the Guitar Humidity Battle in South East Asia

"Store in a cool and dry place". "Guitar humidity is paramount for your instrument's best performance". Sound familiar? So many of the products we buy come with that label, and it's not surprising we take it lightly. But reconsider that advice when it comes to your guitars! We've spent too… Read more

Rack of guitars in a shop
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Guitarology 101: Acoustic Guitar – Laminates & Solid Wood

As much as we love the chimey cleans, raunchy distortion, and full-blooded attack of electric guitars, nothing from the amplified realm can quite match the timbre of an acoustic guitar. While there are many factors that go into dictating what an acoustic guitar will sound like (such as bracing, body… Read more