Helpful Articles & Guitar Reviews

Thousands of new guitar models and gadgets keep hitting the market. This makes finding the best guitar or guitar related products an even greater challenge without having a trustworthy guide. Make informed decisions and avoid getting burned when buying your guitar gear.

Looking for the Best Low-watt Tube Amp?
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Playing your electric guitar doesn’t mean you need to blow your budget, or a fuse from drawing too much power. There are some great low-watt … Read More

Best Electric Guitars Under $500
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When your budget isn’t that big, you can still enjoy making music with a more affordable electric guitar. There are great electric guitars that … Read More

Best Acoustic Guitar Under $1000
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Choosing the Best Acoustic Guitar Under $1,000 If you’re looking for the best acoustic guitar under $1,000, you’ll be thrilled to know you can … Read More

Furch Offers Guitarists the Option to Design Their Dream Guitar
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PRESS RELEASE Furch Guitars (Furch), the world’s leading maker of premium quality guitars, now offers guitar players the option to be a master luthier and … Read More

Store Your Guitars in Stunning Style
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Do You Have Guitars You Need to Protect? For many of us, our guitars are like our children. One manufacturer in particular has a … Read More

Squier by Fender Standard Stratocaster Electric Guitar Review
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The Squier by Fender Standard Stratocaster at a Glance: How would you like to be able to enjoy playing on a Fender Stratocaster, without … Read More

What the Pros Say:

Ian Crichton - Saga

Ian Chrichton of Saga

I've been working with Steve now for twenty years. He's done awesome work on my guitars - knows exactly what he's doing.

Ian Thornley - Big Wreck

Ian Thornley of Big Wreck

Happy indeed - - great work.

Anthony R. Gigliotti

Anthony R Gigliotti

There is no one I trust more with my guitars. His attention to details that most people would miss is amazing.

  • Guitar breaking strings?

  • Is it constantly going out of tune?

  • Is your guitar buzzing, driving you nuts?

  • Or is it just being a frustrating unreliable pain!?!

Any of these guitar problems sound familiar?... Sounds like you're badly in need of a guitar setup.

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How To Set Up A Guitar

"You should play so that if your mom hears you on the radio, she knows it's you."

- Les Paul

Being able to express yourself fully is also a matter of having your guitar set up so that it allows you to do so. Knowing how to set up a guitar, whether for yourself or for compensation, is like most other skills; a matter of time, experience, and good guidance.

Typical Guitar Repair Problems

A few common problems we all deal with at one time or another as guitar players:

  • Buzzing, rattling
  • High action
  • Tuning issues

And many more of course.

Before you begin buying setup tools and tackling the job with new found wide eyed zeal, let's make a couple of things very clear:

Above all, you must realize when you’re in over your head, call in the cavalry, admit defeat and get your guitar into the hands of a pro. A tail between your legs is preferable to having your head up your own butt. Know your limits.

That being said, you CAN do it. With the right mindset, guidance and working environment, which can be incredibly modest, you can achieve remarkable results. There are three rules of a guitar setup that represent the basic principles of an organized, educated approach to achieving your ultimate goal – setting up your guitar to its maximum potential.

Three Rules Of A Perfect Guitar Setup

How To Setup A Guitar eBook


Featured Pro Guitar Setup Video:

How To Set Up A Fender Telecaster:

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  • how much should I spend?
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