Long a staple of the symphony orchestra, the humble cello has been turning up in some strange places lately. From the folk stage and the jazz band to the solo coffee shop and rock band, this classic stringed instrument has been showing off its versatility and gaining new fans along the way.
Whether they are played by beginners or experienced musicians, the viola has a deep, rich, resonant sound that is instantly recognizable. If you are a dedicated viola player who wants to get even better, having the right instrument by your side can help a great deal.
These semi hollow body guitars are perfect for a percussive and rhythmic based style, so that’s essentially most blues and jazz players. If you’re into metal, and 80’s style shredding, well then likely these are not the guitars for you, but that’s not to say it’s impossible to shred on a semi hollow body. Hell, it might sound really cool who knows.
Acoustic electric guitars offer musicians the best of both worlds. When there’s no electricity around, the guitarist can have a beautiful acoustic sound, and when it’s time to jam with the band or play a gig, they can plug right in to their stage amps.
Whether you’re looking for your first ever mandolin, or you need a gift for a musically gifted friend, these are 5 of the best mandolins out there. There are a couple features to keep in mind when you’re shopping for a new mandolin. You want to make sure the body, neck, and components are made out of quality wood and metals.
If you know where to look and what to look for, you can get some killer acoustic guitars for less than $1,000. All of these guitars have the features you would expect on their higher priced alternatives, all at a price that will not break your band’s budget or put you out of business.