Tuning a 12-string guitar is a little more complicated than a regular 6 string. There are twice as many strings and a lot more tension on the guitar. You may find you'll need to tune it a few times over before you get it right because by the time you finish the first round of tuning, the tension on... Read more

At Artist Guitars, we use high quality Tonewoods for our range of Acoustic guitars, sourced from around the world. Each type of wood has its own unique sound. Spruce - Canadian Sitka Spruce Canadian Sitka Spruce is a very stiff wood,... Read more

This is a Tricky question, both have their Pros and Cons. Cases can be more expensive but offer more protection when compared with a bag. Though a bag is easier to transport and usually cheaper. One thing we can agree on is that you can't do without at least one! If you own a guitar yo... 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 style of music you play. See the Pickup guide here ... Read more

We have had a lot of people asking us where to find the best online guitar lessons and l earing materials. There is so much available onli... Read more

Hello all, To the beginner and experienced, the topic of GUITAR WOODS is very important and interesting one to know about to make your choice of what guitar sound you want. I have found a great article from the GUITAR PLAYER magazine that perfectly describes these differences, and I know I couldn't have done a better job! All have done is just included the woods th... Read more

This is a subject which is one that a lot of people have an opinion on and to be honest there is no right or wrong answer. As any serious guitar player will tell you, the hand that does most of the work is the left hand (the hand pressing down on the frets), but for all us right handed players we are using our weaker hand to do the hard work and our stronger hand to strum. Now i... Read more

Body size can be confusing but here is a simple guide to help you choose. This chart works for solid top and solid wood guitars, for basic level Do you want Volume, Bass, Clarity, or a small size ? Our smallest body size is the Parlour size (OS50, 00125 and Little Artist all have very small sizes) A small body size will give you a much clearer sound, but... Read more

Greetings all, Artist LP60 with Semour Duncan Pickups and a Bigsby... Read more

Choosing which guitar to buy can be a confusing process. We recently built a site for beginners to help them choose the guitar that suits them best. The site is This is a subject that can confuse people and I have been thinking about ways to explain this so its easier to understand.... Read more

We have built a custom site to help beginners choose their first guitar We would love to hear what you think of it !... Read more

One of our most popular artucles is how to change your strings, we have just updated the support note on how to change your acoustic strings like a professional. how to change your acoustic strings like a professional Or check out the other articles in our ... Read more

If you have bought one of our guitars and would like to find out how to book a lesson, its really easy! Just email us: Name : ___________________ Age : ________ Postcode : _________... Read more

Greetings all, It’s time to read up on the heart and soul of all guitars... the pickups. This is topic that I am most passionate about. I have tried almost all of them over my 20 years in the industry, so here is some info to get you started on your pickup journey and how you can improve the guitar to currently own. ... Read more

When you buy any items from us you gain points as a reward. It's our way of saying thank you. These points then go towards your next purchase, giving you discounts on everything you buy. Here's how to redeem your Player Points. Step 1. Log into your Artist Gui... Read more

This is a subject that we find confuses a lot of people. So here is how to work out the best supply for you. Power supplies have changed over the years and the power supplies you can buy today are much better than what you could buy in the past. Now all pedals sold in Australia have to meet efficiency requirements and that means that they are all generally digital supplies (digit... Read more

Greeting all, I have noticed over my 20 year experience how people approach buying guitars and what they tend to stress about, which at the end of the day those issues should not cause any stress at all. Below is a couple of common issues: STRING ACTION - the height of the strings from the fret board Th... Read more

This is a topic that can be quite confusing for a lot of people. Strings break for a number of reasons, but if you have some of the reasons it will make it much easier for you to avoid string breakage 1. playing too hard When I first started playing guitar I used to break a lot of strings, but I noticed recently that even though I play guitar everyday I rarely break a... Read more

I noticed a very curious thing in our showroom over the years. When someone would try a guitar on display they would often choose the guitar that had been hanging on the wall over as new guitar in a box. That got me to thinking, what made the same guitar on the wall sound better than the guitar in the box ? Now this answer mainly applies to solid top and solid wood guitars. Plyw... Read more

Here is a recent question from one of our customers Q I want to buy some of your TT10 TRS cables, are these the right cables for my studio monitors to run to my Mbox? The ones I have make annoying buzzing sounds. I really need balanced ca... Read more

We sometimes give out coupons for different promotions. One of these is when you sign up to our newsletter or when you post a picture of you with one of our products on Facebook. We also give out coupon's if people post videos of themselves with one of our products. Here are some simple steps on how to enter the coupon details Special note - If you would like... Read more

This is a subject that is a little left of center and many of you would not of heard of this before. Nashville high strung tuning is basically the process of taking the higher strings only out of a 12 string set. So if you think of a standard 12 string it looks like this From 6th to 1st Low E Octave E A Octave A ... Read more

Hello all, This is a question that we get asked a lot, and is a very common question around the world. .. "What is the difference between a Nylon String and a steel String guitar? I am a beginner and I don't understand!" ... Read more