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Visitors can read a wide range of articles that include user reviews of an increasing range of guitars and accessories, interviews with guitarists and independent guitar manufacturers, mystery shopper reviews, lessons, win free guitar items and much more.
To be a leading global guitarist news and information resource with a difference; providing a range of articles that inspires all guitarists, of all ages, all abilities and musical success.
Guitar Jar is maintained by Sam Davis, a UK based amateur guitarist, who’s finding it increasingly difficult to find the time to pursue his passion of playing the guitar and most importantly, turning his amp up loud (11?).
Guitar Jar is very much “by the people, for the people”.
Guitar Jar is fortunate to have a mix of contributing authors from across the globe:
Sam is passionate about talking all things guitar related and started GuitarJar.co.uk to help encourage all guitarists (regardless of their ability & musical career status) in their guitar playing journey.
Lewis Turner is the head of guitar at West Herts College as well as teaching on group units such as Music Theory. Lewis is a highly accomplished guitarist, with years of performing, recording, session and teaching experience.
New Zealand based Mark Angel is an experienced British guitar and bass player with over 30 years experience of playing electric and acoustic guitars as well as bass in a variety of scenarios and styles. Mark teaches at, and co-manages, a Guitar Studio with 18 teachers and around 180 students. He’s recorded on many studio projects and now runs his own studio from his home.
Dave Walsh is the director of Eternal Guitars and has worked at Andy’s Guitar Shop in Denmark Street, the Guitar Institute in London and has written for Guitar & Bass magazine.
Andy Nash is a highly accomplished acoustic and electric guitarist and guitar teacher, with over a decade of UK and international live performance and recording experience. Andy specialises in live improvisation with highly regarded freestyle funk/soul band Bijoumiyo, fronts prog-rock outfit Ten Second Window and also enjoys regular work as a solo classical acoustic guitarist.
Ed Peczek is a professional guitarist who performs all over the UK as a solo guitarist and session musician with various bands. He provides private guitar lessons in Manchester and also runs a beginner guitar course for adults and children.
Canada based Warren Greig is is a guitarist and composer who has released two CD’s and performed in Quebec, Vancouver, Toronto and Michigan. Aside from performing in his own group he has appeared as a sideman in small groups and big bands performing at various jazz festivals and engagements.
Phil Hancock grew up in Dorset and now lives in Hertfordshire. He started playing guitar as a teenager and has never stopped since then. Phil has been in many different bands since he started learning and now teaches students privately.
Anthony is a graduate in Music and Audio technology with a passion for all things guitar. An experienced guitarist, bassist and mandolinist with experience with many other instruments, he has been teaching and performing for several years. He has a specific interest in the future of guitar technology and computer music (having developed a range of guitar synthesisers and software effects) utilising current technology to further the sonic possibilities of the guitar as an instrument.
Pedals For Hire offer you the chance to try before you buy, to test out a new pedal as part of your own setup to make sure it fits your sound. The Pedal For Hire penned articles featured on Guitar Jar were originally posted on the Pedals For Hire blog, and are re-used with kind permission.
Guitar Jar Contributors are random members of the guitar playing community who have contributed to Guitar Jar by submitting reviews & articles to share with fellow musicians. Anyone can submit guitar equipment user reviews.
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