This is something that a lot of people get wrong. Electric Guitars are much smaller than Steel-String Acoustic Guitars and Nylon String Classical Guitars, they can basically be used by most people, but you do need to consider the extra weight. Acoustic Guitars are bigger but hollow, whereas Electric guitars are smaller but made of solid wood so can be a little heavier.
The correct size is most accurately determined by the player’s height, age and in some cases gender. If you can tell us these three details we can give you a personal recommendation.
Smaller in size than acoustic or classical
Good for rock, metal, pop and country music
Has steel strings which can be hard on young fingers
This is something that a lot of people get wrong. Electric Guitars are much smaller than Steel-String Acoustic Guitars and Nylon String Classical Guitars , they can basically be used by most people, but you do need to consider the extra weight. Acoustic Guitars are bigger but hollow, whereas Electric guitars a... Read more
The first few months of playing are the most crucial for a child learning guitar, so it's imperative that you choose a beginner guitar to suit them. If they make it through the first 3 months, then they are much more likely to become a life-long player. This is particularly true of children with a short attention span. If... Read more
Often people get inspired to play guitar and jump straight to purchasing something that might not suit them. Here are seven common mistakes people make when buying their first guitar: Mistake #1. Getting the wrong sound – Classical, Acoustic or Electric? You have 3 basic choices of sound when you buy a guitar: Nylon String Classical... Read more
Whether finding a guitar for yourself, or buying for somebody else, choosing the right guitar can be very confusing! With so many sizes and styles it's easy to get lost in information. Learning guitar is one of the most rewarding hobbies and it's very easy to steepen your learning curve at the beginning, provided you pick the right instrument. ... Read more
Choosing the right guitar is all about getting something that is a great match. By watching a live video of your favourite band or musician, you can see the type of guitar they play. This will give a better idea of what guitar you should look at buying. For example, this video of Extreme playing the Classic song More than words features a ... Read more
If you don't know much about guitars it's easy to get confused with so many options. This guide will steer you in the right direction towards a guitar that your dad will love! Lets break it down to 4 situations. Click on the statement that most suits: 1. He has not played guitar or does not own a guitar... Read more
It can be difficult to choose a cymbal online without actually hearing what they sound like. We've made it easy for you with this demo video which compares our 3 popular cymbal series: Rough Light Medium Bright Rock Make sure you check out the cymbal packs. These are a great cost effective way to upgrade your factory cymbals... Read more
Much like changing a guitar string, changing your drum heads will liven up the sound of your drums making them come alive again. Where guitar strings should be changed every 2 – 4 weeks (or every show for most professional players), drum heads need only be changed 2 – 4 times a year, depending on how... Read more
The type of head (or skin) you put on your drum will affect the way it sounds and responds to your sticks. So it is important to match the right head with the style of music you like to play. Here at Artist we offer the most common types of drum heads made from high quality Dupont® Mylar (a super strong polyester material), at a very reasonable price. Drum heads come in single or... Read more
If you can't always keep your drum set up then it's a good idea to protect them from scratches,dust and the weather. Bags are a great idea because they're light, they don't take up much space and they offer great protection for your precious drums It can be confusing to find the correct size to fit your drum, so this guide will make it easy for you! 1... Read more
Choosing the right Electric Guitar for you is all about deciding what sort of sounds you would really like. In this guide we will show you two methods in how to choose an electric guitar: Use your favourite guitarist, band or music style to guide your choice Use Artist Guitars... Read more
Bridges for electric guitars can be divided into two main groups, "vibrato" and "non-vibrato" (also called hard-tail). Vibrato bridges have an arm (called the vibrato or whammy bar that extends from below the string anchoring point. It acts as a lever that the player can push or pull to change the strings tension and, as a result, the pitch. This means that this type of bridge produces a vibrat... Read more
When faced with so many options, unless you know exactly what you're looking for, it can be hard to choose the right pickup to match your needs. Our website filters make this process a little easier by narrowing down your choices. If you look at the left side of our pickups category page , you'll noti... Read more
A balanced signal is when you have 2 copies of the same signal but one is phase reversed. This is used to remove noise from your signal because when the 2 phase reversed signals are switched back in phase, any noise picked up by the cable is phase reversed - effectively cutting in out completely (Its really ingenious whe... Read more
"With many choices out there what should I get?" This is a great question where even experienced players have trouble choosing strings at times. This guide is here to help you, the beginner, about the the huge world of guitar strings. First question.... What type of guitar do you have? This is the most i... Read more
How do you best protect that favourite guitar or guitars that you own? Choosing cases can be both easy and straight forward for many guitars, and for other guitars can be very difficult. You need to ask yourself the question what will y... Read more
So what is the best guitar pick to use a for a beginner ? Most teachers recommend that you use a medium to heavy gauge pick, it allows for greater pick control so we would recommend you choose something in the 0.7-1.0mm range. If you use heavier strings you might want to try a heavier size (1.0-1.2m... Read more
Here's a great video tool form Seymour Duncan on how to choose the pickup to best suit you and your playing style. To start off, play the video and pick your guitar type. Then follow through to find your stlye of music you play. See the Pickup guide here ... Read more
We have partnered with USA websites, Sheet Music Plus to give you a huge selection of Sheet music. With well over 300,000 different types of sheet music you will hopefully find what you need (if you can't find it on these sites then there is a strong chance the sheet music doesn't exist). We personally use both of these s... Read more
Choosing the right violin can be difficult when faced with so many size options. First you need to ask yourself a couple of questions: Can your child play violin already or are they just a beginner ? If they can play, can they play really well or... Read more
The Rotary is a powerful tool.. The Octave processor is seamless with zero lag and the Rotary effect is literally amazing. I would unreservedly recommend this unit to anyone.
Daniel Sowter, ABBOTSFORD, VIC
Purchasing a first guitar is always a daunting step, but going with the artist team was the best decision I could've made. Well priced, plays great, sounds fantastic and looks brilliant. Couldn't be happier with the choice I've made.
James Coate, CATHCART, NSW
Great stand holds my 335 just great and delivery time and service was fantastic as usual less than 24 hours and it was at my door like all other products I have brought from these guys faultless service.