Acoustic Blues Musings, Pt. 1
Guitar Player|November 2021
How to choose a blues box and strings.
JIMMY LESLIE

PLAYING BLUES ON an acoustic guitar is as natural as the sun in the sky. After all, that’s how the thing got started. In the modern era, some acoustics are built for blues and some aren’t. An instrument that requires a little elbow grease is generally a good thing, and unless one seeks a contemporary sound, a vintage instrument or one designed along traditional lines adds an air of authenticity. The choice of strings can make a significant difference in tone and playability. Here are some historical insights and musings on how to choose a blues box and the strings to make it sing.

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