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Fender Custom Shop Introduces the Nile Rodgers Hitmaker Stratocaster

January 24, 2014
Rodgers’ affectionately nicknamed Hitmaker is a 1960 Stratocaster with a 1959 neck.
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Electra Guitars Unveils the Phoenix Series, Black Talon, and Invicta Series

January 22, 2014
The all-new Invicta, Phoenix, and Talon Series will be available in February.
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Mod Garage: Before You Swap Out Those Tele Pickups …

January 17, 2014
Unhappy with your Tele tone? The pickups may not be the issue.
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DIY: How to Install a MIDI Pad in Your Guitar

January 17, 2014
Luthier Ben Crowe walks us through the process off outfitting your axe with a controller that puts vast new sonic realms at your fingertips—literally.
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Retronix R-800B Bass Review

November 26, 2013
A remarkably affordable 4-string that delivers everything from quirky retro tones to vintage warmth and modern slap sounds
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Builder Profile: Born Custom Guitars

November 19, 2013
By using sustainably harvested, salvaged, and reclaimed tonewoods, this Colorado-based company is making guitars a greener way.
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Mod Garage: ’50s Les Paul Wiring in a Telecaster

November 15, 2013
It’s easy to wire your Telecaster’s tone and volume controls the way Gibson wired late-’50s Les Pauls.
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Mod Garage: How to Wire Alternative Tele 3-Way Switches

October 25, 2013
Once you understand how the classic CRL Telecaster 3-way switch is wired, you can transfer this knowledge to other popular brands and models. It’s easy and we’ll show you how to do it.
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Modern Builder Vault: Red Rocket Guitars

October 11, 2013
North Carolina artist Matthew Nowicki taught himself how to build guitars five years ago and hasn't looked back.
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PRS Announces Limited Edition Experience Models and David Grissom Signature Amp

September 24, 2013
This year at Experience PRS, several limited-edition models were released in addition to David Grissom's DG Custom amp.
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