Ever heard of the saying a picture is worth a thousand words? I know I’ve heard that a lot. I also know it’s easy to spend thousands of dollars on either graphic design software or on graphic designers. Sadly, we don’t all have thousands of dollars or have a cousin called Jeremy who is a graphic design genius.
Luckily, Stencil is a graphic design tool you can use directly in your browser and it doesn’t require thousands of dollars. I actually used Stencil and its templates to create all of the images in this very article. Handy!
I feel like both form and function meet artistry perfectly in this week’s guitar. The Martyr II Custom-Fire and Blood by ARDA Guitars is not only a beautiful guitar to look at, it also ticks all the right boxes in regards to quality components and build in a guitar. Oh, that red fretboard doesn’t hurt either.
Time for me to share another cool service I use on this very website and the social media platforms I connect to this website. Social Bee is today’s entry to my new Software Recommendations category—the category I lovingly call #scarebearshares.
Half way through the series and I still have some catching up to do. I need to put a few more entries together if I’m any chance of finishing this series in 2020. Conveniently, the Crimson Guitars Raw Series Descendant Copper Rodded Model also looks more put together than any other guitar in this series so far—and I love that.
You may be helplessly wandering around this site wondering what this If-So is all about. Well hapless visitor, let me educate you!
I mentioned recently that I am going to start sharing links to deals I come across in the design, music or social media realms. I thought it would also be worthwhile to expand on some of the deals I’ve already bought when they first came out.
If-So is one of those deals and chances are you’ve seen some of its magic at work when you landed on certain pages here from one referrer or another. Actually, if you came here from Twitter or Google, then you’ve already experienced If-So on this very page in the opening paragraph.
If you know me, you know I like my metal. I’m talking musical genres here. But, what if the best thing to play metal on was metal—now we’re talking the material used to construct guitars from. Well then, this is where the Aristides 060 starts to look and sound very appealing.
Today, I’m introducing a new category to this website. It’s one I’ve thought about for a while now. It’s mostly been brought about by my love for all-things AppSumo—more on them shortly.
More importantly though, I figured that if you’re anything like me—guitars, graphic design and social media are the greatest—then you love a good software bargain that helps you with your own social media management, website enhancement or musical production.
Even if you’re not like me—you can always work on that—you probably still love a good deal. Let me share examples of the deals I’ve purchased for myself. Hopefully these links help show the quality and variety of services I plan on promoting here in this new content category.
When I wrote the original 52 Guitars article series, one of my favourite guitars was the PRS Dave Navarro signature model. Years later and I still find myself wanting a Paul Reed Smith (PRS) guitar. One day I hope to make it happen. Perhaps I’ll make it happen with the SE Hollowbody II.
I’d be lying if I said I didn’t own a guitar that was influenced by the designs Zakk Wylde has been applying to guitars for years now. Zakk’s Bullseye guitar and the variations that have followed since then are all really well designed. The RedRum Vortex design on the Wylde Audio Nomad is no exception. The design draws your eye into the business end of a seriously tempting guitar.