Recent Helpful Articles & Guitar Reviews

Thousands of new guitar models and gadgets keep hitting the market. This makes purchasing an instrument 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.

The Battle of Coordination: How to Sing and Play Guitar at the Same Time
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Singing and Playing Guitar Simultaneously: Steps to Become a Pro As anyone who’s sang in front of a group (or even just a mirror!) can attest to, the act is one that, … Read More

Types of Guitars, and 6 String Evolution
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Guitars and Style Did you know that there are actually people out there who think that all guitars are pretty much the same? To them, the only major difference is that some … Read More

Greatest Guitars Loved and Named by Rock Stars
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Guest Post courtesy of ConsumerHelp.Guide It’s not just rock stars that enter the records of music history; the instruments they play do too. Some guitars are just as well-known as the icons … Read More

Best Acoustic Guitar Under $500 Buying Guide & Reviews
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On the Hunt for the Best Acoustic Guitar Value People think that you have to spend a ton of money to get a great playing and sounding guitar. Actually, there are many … Read More

Reinventing Pink Floyd: From Syd Barrett to the Dark Side of the Moon
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New Book Traces Fascinating Phase In Pink Floyd’s History Asheville, NC, March 6, 2018 ― When founding member Syd Barrett parted ways with Pink Floyd in 1968, it could have spelled disaster … Read More

How To Setup A Gibson Les Paul – Part 9
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How To Setup A Gibson Les Paul Part 9: String Stretch, Tweak & Cleanup What’s Covered: Stretching the strings Dealing with a sticky nut slot A quick test drive Final cleanup Transcript: … 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!?!

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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

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How To Set Up A Fender Telecaster:

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