Friends of SD: Godin Guitars

Canada isn’t a country we normally associate with high-end guitars, although they should be. Godin have been making guitars in Quebec since the early 1970s, and have expanded to three factories in the region, as well as one in the northeastern US. Godin Guitars seems to be constantly coming up with new designs, from their retro Richmond…

What are guitar pickups?

If you’re reading this blog then chances are you play a guitar, and an electric guitar at that. Electric guitars use pickups as part of the recipe to create an amplified electric guitar tone, but what exactly is a pickup, and how does it help us “pick up” the sound of a guitar?

Soapbar Sonics: Seymour Duncan P-90 Options

The P-90 is kind of unusual, when you get down to it. It’s hotter and ruder than a regular single coil, yet not as muscular as the average humbucker. It occupies an area somewhere between the two, but with plenty of its own character as well. And it’s one of the oldest pickup styles still…

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