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Review: Fender Player Series Stratocaster

Review: Fender Player Series Stratocaster

Fender Player Series Stratocaster is keeping it classic with some contemporary updates. Released in 2018,the newest version of the classic  more

GIVEAWAY: GPCRSG from Martin Guitar

One lucky winner will get a brand new Martin Guitars GPCRSG. Enter to win now! The Martin GPCRSG is a  more

Orangewood: The Acoustic Guitar Brand Focusing on Accessibility and Inclusivity

Orangewood connects with the next generation of  players dedicated to represent women guitarists. The stories have been unrelenting. Like clockwork,  more

How Playing Guitar Brought Yvette Young Back Into Herself

This interview originally appeared in the print version of She Shreds Issue #15, which was released in July, 2018. Encouraged  more

This Video of Amy Winehouse Talking Guitars is Amazing

Amy Winehouse would have been 35 years old today. She Shreds celebrates her legacy by celebrating what no one else  more

Review: The Fender American Original ’50s Fender Stratocaster

The Fender American Original pays close attention to classic specs, while adding a few but wise upgrades to these mastery  more

Review: Music Man’s 2018 St. Vincent HH Offers Thickness and Grit

Annie Clark and Ernie Ball Music Man introduce a new guitar to their St. Vincent Collection. When the original St.  more

Giveaway: Don’t Let the St. Vincent HH Pass You By

The St. Vincent HH is the intersection of innovation and deliberation. If you STILL haven’t entered into one of our  more

Review: Fender’s American Original ’60s Jaguar Recreates Magic

The overall appearance of this guitar will  knock your socks off with its flashy shiny panels and complex, curvy contour.  more

Meet Melanie Faye: The Viral R&B Guitarist Turned Guitar Hero

This article originally appeared as the cover story of She Shreds Issue #14, which was released in February, 2018. With  more

Bursts and Natural Wood Reign in Ernie Ball Music Man’s Latest Ball Family Reserve Guitars

You’ve always been a Very Important Player to us, but thanks to Ernie Ball Music Man’s Ball Family Reserve Guitars,  more

Sarah Louise on Twelve-String Guitars and Developing Your Own Style

Twelve-string guitars have long stood for big, broad sounds: its double courses of strings make it a much more complicated  more

Rad Giveaway Alert: Win A Seafoam Green Jetstar by Guild

If you came out to our unofficial SXSW party in Austin last week (or read about it and caught our  more

Our Favorite Guitars of NAMM 2018

Last month, She Shreds headed to Anaheim, California for the NAMM, the music industry’s largest conference and trade show for  more

Win ‘Em #3: Choose Your Own Fender Offset

If you can’t tell by now, we’re a little hooked on Fender offset guitars and basses, so we are stoked  more

Cool Things for String Queens: Holiday Gear Gifts to Fit Any Budget

‘Tis the season to treat that special shredder in your life! Whether you celebrate the holidays, or keep your winter  more

How Fender Offsets Are Helping Shape Music (Again)

Since they were first produced in the 1950s, offset guitars and basses have provided tools for seasoned and aspiring musicians  more

A Brief History of Fender Offsets

When Fender launched its offset guitars and basses over half a century ago, it couldn’t have anticipated its enormous impacts  more

Nuts and Bolts: What’s in a Whammy Bar?

It’s hard to love guitar music without falling in love with the whammy. From the subtle warble of surf to  more

Review: The 2017 Fender Mustang Versus Its Vintage Predecessor

In 1964, Fender rolled out a line of affordable, short-scale guitars called Mustang with the intention that they’d be a  more

We Are The 50%: The Truth Behind the Supposed Decline of the Guitar

This article appears in the thirteenth issue of She Shreds, published in September 2017. Subscribe here and receive a copy  more

Issue #13: Juana Molina as Cover Artist + Land of Talk, Boris, Valerie June & More

She Shreds is proud to announce the “lucky” 13th issue of our magazine, featuring our exclusive cover story on experimental  more

Gear Guide: Jade Jackson’s Love of Dreadnought Guitars

Just as Willie Nelson can still please crowds strumming a few songs on the worn-out Martin N-20 acoustic guitar he  more

Nuts and Bolts 6: How do I Improve the Playability of My Guitar? Truss Rod and Action Adjustments

The latest in our Nuts and Bolts series takes a look at adjustments you can make to your guitar for  more

Gear Guide: Chelsea Wolfe on Tone, Songwriting and Preference

Chelsea Wolfe has forged a sound that draws from a plethora of styles including heavy rock, ambient, folk, metal, and  more

How Rapper Little Simz Uses Guitar to Fight One-Dimensionality

Little Simz, one of the UK’s most fiercely independent rappers, may be more primed for She Spits than She Shreds,  more

The Legends: Annie Kerr

Details about Hawaiian singer and steel guitarist Annie Kerr’s career are as scarce online and in print as her once-popular  more

Gear Guide: Lunachicks/Bantam Guitarist Gina Volpe on Going Solo. Listen to “Different Animal” now!

Massive snowstorms can be a drag, to say the least, but you wouldn’t know it to talk to Gina Volpe.  more

The Legends: Carol MacDonald

Before the Pleasure Seekers launched Suzi Quatro’s career and the Runaways inspired generations of punk and metal musicians, Goldie and  more

NAMM 2017: Guitars and Basses We Loved

Last month, She Shreds made our annual trek to the National Association of Music Merchants (NAMM) Show in Anaheim, California,  more

Ernie Ball Introduces “Break Reistant” Paradigm Strings at NAMM, 2017

Breaking the occasional string has always been part of life for guitarists, but the people at Ernie Ball are trying  more

Ernie Ball Announces 2017 St. Vincent Signature Collection

After making waves last year with the introduction of the Music Man St. Vincent Signature Guitar, Annie Clark, a.k.a. St.  more

Fender Announces American Professional Series

As if it wasn’t hard enough to choose a favorite Fender, the instrument company has just announced a new line  more

10 Women Luthiers You Should Know

While there may not be as many women luthiers in the guitar industry as there are men, their numbers are  more

Premiere: Dre Genevieve Unearths the Wisdom of “Guitar Ancestors” on Strangely Free

“To me, what makes a great guitar player is knowing when to go full force and knowing when to back  more

The Guide Giveaway #3: PRS SE A30E

We’ve been giving away gear each week this month in celebration of She Shreds’ first annual roundup of our favorite  more

The Guide Giveaway #2: Fender Mustang 90

In celebration of She Shreds’ first annual roundup of our favorite new and vintage gear of the year, we’re giving  more

The Guide: A She Shreds Roundup of Gear Favorites

People of the Shred life, we are stoked to introduce the first annual She Shreds roundup of gear we use,  more

Ariel Bui on Ear Training for Guitarists and How to Improve Your Skills

As any guitarist or bassist will tell you, creating music has as much to do with listening as it does  more

The Legends: Mary Ford

Multi-talented guitarist, singer, and actress Mary Ford has a shared, yet often unsung, musical legacy alongside her longtime partner in  more

A Love Letter to My Guitar: On Relationships Between Guitarists and Their Instruments

I find it really difficult to throw things away. I endow inanimate objects with backstory and feelings. The toaster will  more

Le Tigre Reunites!

Today in a conversation with Perfect Pussy frontwoman Meredith Graves for the Talkhouse Music Blog, Kathleen Hanna announced that Le  more

Review: PRS CE 24

Since 1985, Paul Reed Smith has been producing top-of-the-line guitars. The original CE, or “Classic Electric,” model was unveiled in  more

Four Early Punk Icons and Their Gear

In punk music, a disregard for what is considered the mainstream “cool” gear of the day (Les Pauls, Marshalls, etc)  more

Brooklyn Lutherie: Restoring Accessibility in Gear Repair

Mamie Minch and Chloe Swantner knew they were taking a leap of faith going into business after working together for  more

Q&A: Shana Falana Turns Darkness into Dream Pop on “Lie 2 Me”

Shana Falana lives in New York’s picturesque Hudson Valley where she works painting houses, volunteers in her community, and collaborates  more

Visibility, Vulnerability and Strength: An Interview with Thao Nguyen

[This feature was originally published in the tenth issue of She Shreds Magazine, May 2016 and has been edited for  more

77 Year-Old Blues Guitar Pioneer Says Slowing Down Is Not an Option

[This feature was originally published in the 10th  issue of She Shreds Magazine, November 2015 and has been edited for  more

Kalamazoo Gals: The Secret Behind Gibson’s WWII Guitars

[This feature was originally published in the ninth issue of She Shreds Magazine, November 2015 and has been edited for  more

“Guitar is a Genre, and That’s the Genre I Play:” An Interview with Little Scream

As Little Scream, Montreal-based singer, songwriter, and multi-instrumentalist Laurel Sprengelmeyer has made broad strides toward a creatively rewarding and critically-lauded  more

Reverend Guitars Tell Us About the Making of the Jenn Wasner Signature Guitar

Last week, Jenn Wasner of Wye Oak and Reverend Guitars announced the release of the Jenn Wasner Signature Guitar. We  more

Photos: She Shreds Setup and Maintenance Workshop

Last Saturday we hosted a workshop on how to set up and maintain your guitar at Service studio here in  more

Step by Step: Restoring Your Guitar or Bass to its Former Glory

Saturday, June 25th She Shreds will host a workshop in Portland, Oregon that will teach you how to set up  more

“I’m a musician, not a female musician” : An Interview with Marissa Nadler

Marissa Nadler pulls a black sheet across her body, shielding her eyes with one hand and extending the other palm  more

St. Vincent Signature Guitar Winner Announced

We are excited to announce that Kate Cooper of Montreal has won our Ernie Ball Music Man St. Vincent Signature  more

Video: St. Vincent Answers Questions About New Signature Guitar

Earlier this year Annie Clark, a.k.a. St. Vincent, made waves in the guitar industry with the announcement of her St.  more

Enter To Win St. Vincent’s Signature Guitar From Ernie Ball Music Man

Envisioned and designed by St. Vincent with support from the award-winning engineering team at Ernie Ball Music Man, the unique  more

Who Knew: Three High Profile Women Who Play Guitar

[In celebration of the 10th issue of She Shreds, we will be posting some of our favorite selections from across  more

The Way Ep. 1: Holly Miranda Teaches “Everlasting”

Every artist has their own way of learning, playing, teaching, and relating to music. As musicians, we’re taught that there  more

10 Black Emerging Guitarists You Need To Pay Attention To

An overlooked issue in the music community is that while representation for women musicians in media has historically been scarce  more

A Look Inside the Making of St. Vincent’s Signature Guitar

The day that Ernie Ball Music Man announced that they would be releasing St.Vincent’s signature guitar model I knew that  more

Watch Taylor Swift’s Chilling, Stripped-Down Performance of “Wildest Dreams”

For many, the 26-year-old megastar is known as an award winning pop artist, mostly noted as a singer and occasionally  more

St. Vincent Designs Guitar with Women’s Bodies in Mind

Ladies and gentlemen, what I’m about to tell you might literally make you jump up with joy and make all  more
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