Welcome to Guitar Nine! Guitar Nine was originally started by Dan McAvinchey as an online magazine and small record label in 1996. We produced 6 issues of new content every year for 25 years, for a grand total of 150 issues. Areas of focus include Guitar Technique, Inspiration/Motivation, Live Performance, Music Business, Recording Tips/Methods, Songwriting/Composition and Album Release. While you are here, please revisit some of the great music released by the over 1400 musicians we've worked with over the past 28 years!
So, grab your instrument, prepare a favorite beverage, browse, learn, and above all, have fun!
Guitar Nine
Guitar Nine

A look at the Guitar Nine organization Kiesel-built guitars from 1980 through 2024.

Sunday, April 21, 2024 - 09:59
Thijs de Klijn
Thijs de Klijn

Make your practice more fun with these three practice games.

Sunday, February 18, 2024 - 11:07
Guitar Nine
Guitar Nine

Or, as they say in Green Bay, "Stomp Box of the Day", it makes your guitar speak with vowel-like sounds.

Sunday, January 7, 2024 - 17:09
Guitar on YouTube
Guitar on YouTube

Get started with Vai, Episodes One [Getting Started] and Two [Technique].

Sunday, January 7, 2024 - 16:51
Guitar Nine
Guitar Nine

Or, as they say in Akron, "Stomp Box of the Day", a bold take on the legendary three-knob Tonebender.

Sunday, January 7, 2024 - 13:20
Guitar Nine
Guitar Nine

Or, as they say in Kiev, "Stomp Box of the Day", get Ibanez' characteristic mid-boosted tone.

Sunday, January 7, 2024 - 10:21
Tommaso Zillio
Tommaso Zillio

How to get solid sounds by playing the 'wrong' chord.

Sunday, January 7, 2024 - 10:19
Guitar Nine
Guitar Nine

Or, as they say in Olympia, "Stomp Box of the Day", lively and intense sweeps, or darker, more laid back peaks.

Friday, January 5, 2024 - 09:34
Guitar Nine

Crazy attention to detail and insane guitars.

Thursday, January 4, 2024 - 18:12
Guitar Nine
Guitar Nine

Or, as they say in Edmonton, "Stomp Box of the Day", giving your tone a push where it matters most.

Thursday, January 4, 2024 - 14:54
Guitar on YouTube
Guitar on YouTube

You want speed. I want speed. Everybody wants speed.

Thursday, January 4, 2024 - 14:28
Guitar Nine
Guitar Nine

Or, as they say in Springfield, "Stomp Box of the Day", going from a suggestion of dirt to full-on distortion.

Thursday, January 4, 2024 - 09:33
50 Shades Of Shred: Nili Brosh
50 Shades Of Shred: Nili Brosh

The official music video for her song "Lavender Mountains".

Wednesday, January 3, 2024 - 19:22
Guitar Nine
Guitar Nine

Or, as they say in Killderry, "Stomp Box of the Day", two classic and two mind-blowing shimmering algorithms.

Tuesday, January 2, 2024 - 15:33
Tommaso Zillio
Tommaso Zillio

Two chords. And these two chords have the exact same notes.

Tuesday, January 2, 2024 - 15:12
Guitar Nine
Guitar Nine

Or, as they say in Compton, "Stomp Box of the Day", combines the voices of the Blues Driver and Angry Charlie pedals.

Tuesday, January 2, 2024 - 09:10
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Guitars in use:
Ovation 2000 Collectors acoustic-electric and Ibanez Artcord Archtop, 2-pickup electric-acoustic with quiver bar - the preamp and built-in tuner on the Ovation can run off phantom power from the Kustom PA if using XLR balanced input plugs; Samick...

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