Aaron Schulman's blog

Which pickup should I put in my guitar?

I recently received an email from a Strumviews reader and I thought it was a good opportunity to give a detailed response. 

Many people invest in piezo pickups and are later disappointed by the sound they give, because it is limited to electronic "transducing" of the string and top vibrations, but mostly the string vibrations as they travel through the saddle directly to the under-saddle transducer.

Martin DX1AE Acoustic Electric Guitar

The Martin DX1AE Acoustic Electric Guitar . . . what's the big deal?

martin-dx1ae-acoustic-electric-guitarPeople who play guitar consistently for a while will have heard of Martin guitars, and some will have played them. 

A fewer of that number will own them.

The Martin DX1AE allows the guitar lover to pick up a great guitar with the Martin name at a fraction of the usual Martin pricetag.

What makes the Martin DX1AE guitar such a great deal for the money?

John Lee Hooker



John Lee Hooker (Johnny Lee Hooker) was born on August 22, 1917 and died on June 21, 2001.  

Born in Coahoma County, Mississippi, the son of a sharecropper, he was a legendary American blue artist.  He was also known as a singer, song-writer and guitarist.