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Guitar Nerds is a weekly show all about guitars. Each episode includes the latest guitar news and releases, reviews from the Guitar Nerds Mail Bag, and discussion from the Guitar Nerds Facebook forum. Hosted by 4 veterans of the guitar retail and manufacture industries, and supplemented by additional weekly episodes on Patreon.

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Guitar Nerds is a weekly show all about guitars. Each episode includes the latest guitar news and releases, reviews from the Guitar Nerds Mail Bag, and discussion from the Guitar Nerds Facebook forum. Hosted by 4 veterans of the guitar retail and manufacture industries, and supplemented by additional weekly episodes on Patreon.

    Matt & Jay's NAMM Highlights

    Matt & Jay's NAMM Highlights

    This episode of Guitar Nerds is brought to you by Shergold Guitars and their latest electric guitar, the Provocateur!


    Celebrated by Total Guitar Magazine as “one of the most refined single-cuts on the market, with endlessly satisfying playability and a flawless set of tones”, the Shergold Provocateur combines remarkable specification with a retro vibe for a unique and bona fide rock guitar.


    From the brand that once powered the likes of Joy Division and is now championed by modern guitar pioneers And So I Watch You From Afar and many others comes a fresh and exciting range of electric guitars.


    Designed by legendary British guitar luthier Patrick James Eggle and featuring a roasted mahogany neck and a solid mahogany body loaded with USA-made Seymour Duncan pickups, it’s easy to see why Guitarist Magazine officially voted the Provocateur one the ‘Best Electrics of 2019’.


    You can find your nearest Shergold dealer here … And if you’re not in the UK, don’t fear, many UK based Shergold dealers have super awesome international shipping options to guarantee your Shergold will make it to you in the most far-flung of places.


    This week on The Guitar Nerds Podcast we've got the whole team back together for the first time since NAMM. Matt and Jay are fresh off of the plane home and they've got loads of news about what they thought were the best bits of NAMM as told from the exhibition floor.


    Mark has got a newly revived obsession with the Beatles, and Joe is just happy to be alive. Join the discussion on the Facebook Group and be a part of the Guitar Nerds Question Duck round up on each week's episode! For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy

    • 1 hr 14 min
    The Line 6 POD Go & Other NAMM News

    The Line 6 POD Go & Other NAMM News

    Guitar Nerds is brought to you in association with Faith Guitars.


    Based right here in the UK, Faith Guitars are designed by British guitar luthier Patrick James Eggle, who has been hand-building guitars for decades for some of the biggest names in the business.


    Founded in 2002, Faith Guitars have been voted the UK’s Best Acoustic Guitars 5 times in a row by both the public and panels of music industry experts. So, you can be confident in your new Faith Guitar!


    Like all quality acoustics, Faith guitars are made of all-solid tonewoods, so you can be sure they’ll start off sounding great and improve year on year. Faith don’t use Laminated woods. But you’ll be pleased to know that despite the all-solid tonewoods, the superb specification and hand-made construction, Faith Guitars are still affordable with prices starting around £450 or $600USD.


    Discover the range here and then visit one of the many UK or European retailers to try them for yourselves.


    If you’re in the USA or Canada, you can buy direct HERE – and by using the COUPON CODE: NERDS at checkout you can get an exclusive 10% discount.


    This week on The Guitar Nerds Podcast, hosts Joe and Mark will take you on a wild ride, smashing head on through the last week of NAMM releases at a lightning fast pace.


    From the unexpected Line 6 POD Go to the retro Harmony Juno, right up to the Meris/Chase Bliss collaboration and Dan Lakin/Ashdown basses - this episode is a white knuckle ride in gear that you will have to buy! For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy

    • 1 hr 17 min
    Redbeard Effects Honey Badger & Other NAMM News

    Redbeard Effects Honey Badger & Other NAMM News

    This episode of Guitar Nerds is brought to you by Shergold Guitars and their latest electric guitar, the Provocateur!


    Celebrated by Total Guitar Magazine as “one of the most refined single-cuts on the market, with endlessly satisfying playability and a flawless set of tones”, the Shergold Provocateur combines remarkable specification with a retro vibe for a unique and bona fide rock guitar.


    From the brand that once powered the likes of Joy Division and is now championed by modern guitar pioneers And So I Watch You From Afar and many others comes a fresh and exciting range of electric guitars.


    Designed by legendary British guitar luthier Patrick James Eggle and featuring a roasted mahogany neck and a solid mahogany body loaded with USA-made Seymour Duncan pickups, it’s easy to see why Guitarist Magazine officially voted the Provocateur one the ‘Best Electrics of 2019’.


    You can find your nearest Shergold dealer here … And if you’re not in the UK, don’t fear, many UK based Shergold dealers have super awesome international shipping options to guarantee your Shergold will make it to you in the most far-flung of places.
    This week on The Guitar Nerds Podcast, Joe, Mark and Matt talk about all the incredibly exciting new releases due at Winter NAMM 2020.


    The gang take an exclusive look at the new pedal from Redbeard, the Honey Badger; an octave fuzz with a massive amount of headroom and -2 octave sub!


    The 3 hosts also tackle the new Gibson and Epiphone line for 2020, and most exciting of all, the new incredibly affordable Vintage made Joe Doe guitars.


    Join the discussion on our Facebook Group and be a part of next week's episode! For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy

    • 1 hr 11 min
    New Year, New Gear

    New Year, New Gear

    Guitar Nerds is brought to you in association with Faith Guitars.


    Based right here in the UK, Faith Guitars are designed by British guitar luthier Patrick James Eggle, who has been hand-building guitars for decades for some of the biggest names in the business.


    Founded in 2002, Faith Guitars have been voted the UK’s Best Acoustic Guitars 5 times in a row by both the public and panels of music industry experts. So, you can be confident in your new Faith Guitar!


    Like all quality acoustics, Faith guitars are made of all-solid tonewoods, so you can be sure they’ll start off sounding great and improve year on year. Faith don’t use Laminated woods. But you’ll be pleased to know that despite the all-solid tonewoods, the superb specification and hand-made construction, Faith Guitars are still affordable with prices starting around £450 or $600USD.


    Discover the range here and then visit one of the many UK or European retailers to try them for yourselves.


    If you’re in the USA or Canada, you can buy direct HERE – and by using the COUPON CODE: NERDS at checkout you can get an exclusive 10% discount.


    We're back! This is the first episode of Guitar Nerds for 2020, the whole team are back together and we've got a load of new things to talk about!


    With NAMM around the corner we'll be talking about those products already announced from Ibanez, Reverend and Milkman. We're also taking questions from the Guitar Nerds Facebook group and reviewing our decisions made during the Gear Of The Year 2019 Podcast series.


    Listen to our extra weekly Patreon exclusive episode over on our Patreon website by clicking HERE! For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy

    • 1 hr 18 min
    Gear Of The Year 2019: Episode 5

    Gear Of The Year 2019: Episode 5

    This year's Gear Of The Year Podcast series is sponsored by IZOTOPE and their brilliant SPIRE STUDIO - the ultimate portable multitrack recorder. Between now and the end of the year, get a free Standard iZotope plug-in with the purchase of Spire Studio.
    Check them out HERE


    In this final instalment of Guitar Nerds Gear Of The Year, Joe, Mark, Matt and Jay must go head to head to decide what truly is the number one guitar product of 2019!


    Prepare yourself for the hottest debate in all of Guitar Nerds history as the 4 hosts clash in this ultimate battle to the death!


    Visit the Guitar Nerds Facebook Group to take a look at the full list of products the team had to choose from. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy

    • 47 min
    Gear Of The Year 2019: Episode 4

    Gear Of The Year 2019: Episode 4

    This year's Gear Of The Year Podcast series is sponsored by IZOTOPE and their brilliant SPIRE STUDIO - the ultimate portable multitrack recorder. Between now and the end of the year, get a free Standard iZotope plug-in with the purchase of Spire Studio.
    Check them out HERE


    In this forth instalment of Guitar Nerds Gear Of The Year, Joe, Mark, Matt and Jay begin their full deliberation over this year's best Effects Pedal, most innovative product, and best looking product.


    This is truly the year of the effects pedal, with a massive amount of pedals to get through the pedal category will be the hottest and most contentious of the year!


    Visit the Guitar Nerds Facebook Group to take a look at the full list of products the team had to choose from. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy

    • 1 hr 39 min

Customer Reviews

Big Daddy Whiskey ,

My favorite of all the guitar podcasts

The extraordinary collective knowledge of the hosts is astonishing. This is a content rich show. It is an added bonus that they are very entertaining. They are most like a family of angry chimps given just enough food to sustain them and subsequently prone to fighting amongst themselves for survival. I mean this in the nicest possible way.

Scone_Mason ,

Fun, deep, very British

I love this podcast, partly because these are dedicated, knowledgable guitar nerds who talk about all the right things regarding guitars, pedals, and amps, of course, but also guitar minutiae, playing attitude, the general guitar universe (i.e., Gilmour's black start auction, etc.). They are also funny and well recorded, which is important when you're trying to remember all the differences betwee American and British English (Fevva = Feather) and some of the slight differences in slang terms (mucking with = trolling). My only fairly slight criticism is this: A whammy bar is a vibrato, not a tremolo. Vibrato describes a variation in pitch, temolo describes a variation in volume (such as on an amp or a pedal). So on the guitar, whether with the wang bar or your fretting hand, it's a vibrato, on the floor (amp, pedal) it's a tremolo. I must now delve into all the past episodes. Well done!

polaris20 ,

I laughed, I cried

I crapped my pants. Seriously, funny and informative. Way to go, old chaps.

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