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Articles by Jol Dantzig

Guitars and Pop Culture

September 5, 2012
There have always been commercial products vying for consumer dollars via the lowest common denominator, and musical instruments are no exception.
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Hot-Rod Your Electric: Tiny Tone Tweaks, Done Dirt Cheap

August 10, 2012
One of the industry’s most esteemed builders shows us 5 easy (and practically free) mods to hot-rod your electric.
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The Ultimate Luxury: Experience

August 10, 2012
Most everyone has heard the term “boutique” applied to musical gear.
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Sum of the Parts Guitar

July 9, 2012
Whether you’re building from scratch or performing an upgrade or mod, there is no shortage of aftermarket guitar parts available for your project. Following simple guidelines may help you
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Keeping Your Head on Straight

June 14, 2012
Why don’t all guitars sport sturdy, break-resistant pegheads?
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Off the Grid

May 11, 2012
Analog instruments are links to our most basic and real selves.
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Perfectly Imperfect

April 6, 2012
Over time, I’ve become fond of what some might call imperfection. It might be a flubbed note on Live at Leeds, or a semitone of flatness on a Neil Young vocal.
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Guarding Your Guitar

March 9, 2012
Pickguards are an easy way to customize your guitar, but different materials may slightly affect your instrument’s sound. If you’ve ever wondered why some guitars sport a pickguard and
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Finding the Perfect Fretboard

February 10, 2012
There are quite a few fretboard parameters that can be tweaked to achieve a wide variety of outcomes.
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Building Blocks of Sound

January 10, 2012
Compared to choosing a guitar for its color, commissioning a custom instrument can be a labyrinth of unknowns for the average guitarist.
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