Jan 26, 2016

New year, new blog!

It's official this time: I'm merging all of my content from my three previous blogs together into one new blog as of 2016, and you can find everything you love from here and more over at mattwins.blogspot.com

Thanks for the support viewers, look forward to new updates there in the future!

Oct 28, 2015

There are five types of guitarists online

A little humor for you - everyone who's looked for guitar reviews online should understand :)

I've noticed there are about five different types of people on the average guitar shopping forum/question:

- The Ridiculously Brand Loyal Silver Spooner
"Only a 1957 Gibson is worth anything.  Those other guitars are sh**, and you're a sh** musician if you like them.  Suck it up and get a job, punk."

- The Tuner-Upper
"Find the cheapest guitar.  Dumpsters are fair game.  Take it into your workshop, strip the paintjob, replace the body, build a new neck from scratch, buy Ultra-Grade locking tuners, slap in some $400 Bareknuckle custom pickups, and you're good to go."

- The Confused 12-Year Old
"where do i get a gibsom if i only have $30 and is a first act good enuf 4 tour?"

- That Ultra-Specific Personal Experience Guy
"17 months ago I bought a great MiJ Ibanez XYZ4812 from gU1taR74 on eBay and there was a little bit of fret buzz on the G string but once I adjusted the bridge pickup the treble was perfect so that should work for you too."

- The Soul Match Purist
"You can't buy on brands or price.  You can't buy online, ever.  You must try every guitar in your hands and feel the vibrations touch your heartstrings because every guitar is special and no one else can tell you what feels right for you."

Oct 14, 2015


Guitar Gear Reviews just broke 10,000 views - thanks viewers!
Made a new site logo / profile pic for the occasion and all that.

Oct 4, 2015

Open Tuned Natural Harmonics

Wrote a little ambient song with natural harmonics on a guitar tuned to a major chord.  Pretty much the prettiest a guitar can get.

Oct 3, 2015

Sep 3, 2015

New Classical Acoustic Guitar Tuners

          I received a set of replacement tuners for my Juan Estruch classical acoustic guitar, to replace the old and partly broken set of original tuners.  Stay 'tuned' for upcoming projects!

Aug 26, 2015

The Airman's Creed

The Airman's Creed
Sure it's not guitar related at all, but I put a lot of work into this printable form of the Airman's Creed and hope that some other people may find it to be of use as well.

Aug 23, 2015

Wanted Dead or Alive Chords Bon Jovi

Chords and lyrics to "Imagine", optimized for printing.
Credit to Ultimate Guitar for the original tablature.

Aug 19, 2015

Imagine Chords and Lyrics by John Lennnon

Chords and lyrics to "Imagine", optimized for printing.
Credit to Ultimate Guitar for the original tablature.