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Guitar Shop 101

Dedicated guitarists need to know how to maintain their prized instruments. Nashville guitar tech John LeVan shares all his tips and techniques in this photo-rich blog, and if you wonder what it takes to keep your guitar in gig-worthy condition, Guitar Shop 101 provides the answers. If there’s a topic you’d like to see addressed, drop LeVan an email at guitarservices@aol.com.

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Guitar Shop 101: Five Ways to Rock a Dremel

June 26, 2015
How to use a high-speed rotary tool for precision guitar repair.
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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.
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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?
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Guitar Shop 101: Tips for Replacing a 3-way Toggle

March 20, 2015
Got a finicky selector on your dual-pickup guitar? No worries—it’s an easy fix.
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Guitar Shop 101: Tips for Buying a Used Electric

February 20, 2015
Do a little homework before you go shopping for a used electric guitar.
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Guitar Shop 101: Squeezing More Life Out of Worn Frets

January 23, 2015
If it’s hard to coax rich tones from your acoustic, your guitar may need to have its frets leveled.
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Guitar Shop 101: Dress Up Your Strat with a New Pickguard

December 19, 2014
Here’s a fun way to update your loyal 6-string’s look.
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Guitar Shop 101: Coil-Tap an HSS Strat

November 21, 2014
Sometimes a small wiring change can yield major sonic dividends.
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Guitar Shop 101: Tips for Buying a Used Flattop

October 24, 2014
Thinking about buying a used flattop? These tips will help you avoid costly mistakes.
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Guitar Shop 101: How to Install an Onboard Buffer System in a Strat

September 26, 2014
Buffering your Strat’s pickups with an onboard circuit provides several sonic dividends.
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