Read the July 2016 issue now!

Repair

ARTICLES

Guitar Shop 101: How to Repair Delaminated Neck Binding

June 21, 2016
Got some loose fretboard binding? No worries—here are a few easy steps to fix it.
Read More

Mod Garage: Restoring Vintage Guitar Tuners

June 3, 2016
Old tuners can seize up—especially if they haven’t been used in years—but it’s not hard to bring them back to life.
Read More

Guitar Shop 101: Curing Sticky-Neck Syndrome

May 20, 2016
Do you feel like you’re fighting your guitar’s neck? Here’s how to create that smooth, “played-in” feel.
Read More

Ask Amp Man: Modding a Pro Junior for an Extension Cab

May 16, 2016
Here’s how to install a new transformer and impedance switch to use a second speaker with this little workhorse.
Read More

Guitar Shop 101: How to Replace a Zero Fret

April 15, 2016
Learn how a zero fret functions and why it sometimes needs to be replaced.
Read More

Guitar Shop 101: The ABCs of Output Jacks

March 25, 2016
Passive pickups, active electronics, and acoustic-electric guitars with dual-pickup sources all require different types of output jacks. Do you know how to wire them up?
Read More

Guitar Shop 101: Tips for Replacing a Tele-Style 3-Way Switch

November 6, 2015
Got a funky blade switch on your T-style guitar? Here’s how to install a new one.
Read More

Soldering 101: A Step-by-Step Guide

October 26, 2015
Learn to solder like a pro in this easy-to-follow demonstration.
Read More

Guitar Shop 101: How to Intonate an Acoustic 12-String

October 9, 2015
A client wanted her D-12-20 to fret in tune all along the fretboard. Can it be done?
Read More

Acoustic Soundboard: Your Guitar Might Last Forever, But Will Its Parts?

September 8, 2015
Reality check: Does “all-original” even matter when the original parts are disintegrating?
Read More

Guitar Shop 101: Got a Loose Screw?

August 28, 2015
Here’s how to secure the pickguard on a solidbody with stripped screw holes.
Read More

Guitar Shop 101: Dealing with a Stripped Truss-Rod Nut

July 24, 2015
Replacing a stripped truss-rod nut can be an inexpensive DIY repair—if you know how to approach it.
Read More

Beef. It’s Watt’s for Dinner

July 17, 2015
Buying a bass amp? Nothing’s more confusing—nor more critical—than understanding power classes and wattage specs. Here, we demystify the lingo and gross math to help you find the right amp for your needs.
Read More

Guitar Shop 101: Five Ways to Rock a Dremel

June 26, 2015
How to use a high-speed rotary tool for precision guitar repair.
Read More

Acoustic Soundboard: Guitar Finishes and Care 101

June 24, 2015
The pros and cons of the two most common acoustic-guitar finishes.
Read More

Guitar Shop 101: Upgrade Your Tele with an Electrosocket Jack Mount

May 22, 2015
Does your Tele suffer from “wobbly jack cap” syndrome? Here’s a cheap and easy fix.
Read More

Mod Garage: Cleaning Up an Acoustic from the Inside

May 15, 2015
You won’t believe some of the debris found in old acoustic guitars. Here’s how to get rid of it.
Read More

Guitar Shop 101: How to Take Your Les Paul into the Slide Zone

April 24, 2015
Ready to tweak your 6-string for maximum musical versatility?
Read More

Ask Amp Man: Restoring a 1979 Fender Twin Reverb

April 19, 2015
A modded monster regains its former “glory.”
Read More

Mod Garage: Telecaster Series Wiring

April 17, 2015
Get meatier Tele sounds without changing your pickups.
Read More