Guitarist recommended guitar accessories

If you're new to the wonderful world of guitar, or even just looking to make your playing life a little easier, why not try one of these five excellent accessories to help you on your way…

1. Shubb capo

An industry standard - invest in this quality capo and it'll inspire new approaches in your playing.

2. Guitar Man GM11 clip-on tuner

Something a little different for acoustic players - but ultra convenient.
You'll never lose it!

3. 501 Guitar Chords book by Phil Capone

Widen your chordal horizons with this book of clear illustrations with both fretboard diagrams and a photo for each position.

4. Elixir cable

A cheap and nasty cable won't last and will compromise your tone - this one from Elixir isn't like that at all and has a lifetime guarantee to back it up.

5. Line 6 Pocket POD Express

A portable, simple to use effects and modelling unit to experiment with sounds through headphones.

Rob Laing
Guitars Editor, MusicRadar

I'm the Guitars Editor for MusicRadar, handling news, reviews, features, tuition, advice for the strings side of the site and everything in between. Before MusicRadar I worked on guitar magazines for 15 years, including Editor of Total Guitar in the UK. When I'm not rejigging pedalboards I'm usually thinking about rejigging pedalboards.