How to Build a Jeff Beck Inspired ’54 Esquire Custom Guitar

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Building a Custom Electric Guitar There are literally hundreds of thousands if not millions of combinations in the variables when putting a custom guitar together. A few tried and true DIY guitar … Read More

Guitar Nut Repair Tips and Techniques

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How to Repair a Guitar Nut Improved sound, playability and intonation are all benefits of a properly cut, well fitted guitar nut. String height, spacing and nut material all play important roles … Read More

How To Tune A Guitar, And Keep It That Way

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You know how to tune a guitar quickly and accurately, but how do you make sure it stays that way? Here’s a scenario: You’ve just spent the last couple of minutes with … Read More

What Is A Luthier Anyway?

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What Is A Luthier? From Webster’s: noun lu·thi·er Definition of LUTHIER: one who makes stringed musical instruments (as violins or guitars). Being a fairly broad statement, let’s put a finer point on it… By … Read More

Breaking Bad… is Breaking Strings

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Breaking strings sucks! One of the most aggravating… no, THE most aggravating experience in guitardom, and the bane of every guitar player, is breaking strings; the scourge of our zen place when … Read More

Guitar Fret Sprouts – Ouch!

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Guitar frets popping out? So your guitar frets are sticking out of the side of your fretboard shredding your fingers – is that a bad thing? Let’s just say, it’s not as … Read More

10 Benefits Of A Pro Guitar Setup, And Why You Need One

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Even if you have a modest investment in a single guitar… Wear and tear will eventually take their toll on your guitar and your patience – breaking strings, going out of tune, … Read More

Truss Rod Mysteries Solved!

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A Banana Neck! That’s what you’ll get if you’re unfamiliar with the importance of a truss rod being adjusted properly. Let’s say, you know that adjusting a truss rod is supposed to … Read More

What Causes Fret Buzz, And What To Do About It.

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“I’m getting fret buzz…” Sound familiar? If you’ve played guitar for more than five minutes in your whole life, you’ve probably experienced that irritating sizzle that can drive you absolutely nuts! So … Read More