Editorial & Disclosure Policies

Guitar Rate is here to help readers find the guitar of their dreams.

Part of how we do that is by recommending guitars, amps, and more. Below, you can find more information on our editorial process, including how we pick products and how we may be compensated through our content.

Editorial Process

We are a content-driven platform, providing content that enhances your guitar playing experience and improves your sound.

We’re committed to valuable, accurate, and practical information above all else. We do our best to keep our stories updated with links to brands, gear, and sites that provide the best info.

guitarrate.com is independently owned and operated by Longshot Media Group. That means any guitar brands or manufacturers never influence our reviews to give you an unbiased opinion.

Affiliate Links & Recommendations

We may earn a small commission in many of our articles when readers purchase a product through our links. 

That doesn’t affect which products are included in the articles, and in most cases, our writers are not aware of which brands and products offer us a sales commission. All of the products we highlight are recommended for their quality, performance, and overall reputation regardless of any affiliate relationships.

We strive to recommend the products that would fit best for most audiences and usually categorize our top picks as:

  • Editor’s Choice: The best overall pick based on performance, feedback, and reviews
  • Best Value: High-performing guitar equipment that offers the most bang for the buck

The commissions we make from these articles allow us to pay our writers the best rates possible and to enable us to put as much time and energy into the research and vetting side of the review process. We don’t want to cut corners, and we want to pay writers and gear testers what they’re worth.

From time to time, we receive guitar equipment to review directly from brands. We will always note if the gear was given to us in the review, though most of the gear we field test is purchased. Any brands or products that pay for promotion or advertising on the site are considered “Sponsored.”

Amazon Associates & Other Programs

As an Amazon Associate, guitarrate.com may earn commissions from qualifying purchases from Amazon.com. We also partner with sites like Guitar Center, Musician’s Friend, and other guitar retailers.

Our reputation as a place to find quality guitar gear is important to us, and that helps us navigate what we recommend to our readers. You can learn more about us here or get in touch if you have questions or comments about our mission at guitarrate.com.