Louis Electric

November issue is here!

Articles by Jol Dantzig

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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Finding the Right Partner(s)

December 20, 2011
Waiting for my flight, I pondered the concept of multiple guitar ownership and how it has passed from the domain of touring or recording musicians into the garages, basements, and bedrooms of so many.
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Does This Guitar Make Me Look Fat?

November 15, 2011
My career as a guitar tailor to the stars has taught me that even platinum-selling artists check the mental mirror when making instrument choices.
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To Mod or Not to Mod?

October 18, 2011
Flashy and loud, brimming with sex appeal, and plenty of geeky, mechanical specs to discuss—instruments and vehicles share many of the same characteristics.
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Do What You Love (The Money Will Follow)

September 20, 2011
Centuries ago, when I told friends I wanted to make guitar-building my career, many reacted with looks of horror.
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