January 2019

Pro Advice

Reader Guitar of the Month: The One That Got Away

May 31, 2018
After a decade of dreaming of a special blue Les Paul, a guitarist’s wife brings it home.
Read More

Wizard of Odd: Early-’60s Welson Kinton

May 29, 2018
What’s better than a cool mini-humbucker? Four of them, of course! And don’t forget that “all on” blower switch.
Read More

Acoustic Soundboard: Guitar Tone Rules

May 28, 2018
Are the uke, banjo, and mandolin families going through an identity crisis, or are more Darwinian forces at work?
Read More

Mod Garage: Lean, Mean Series Wiring for Telecasters

May 25, 2018
It’s easy to convert the middle position on a stock 3-way switch into a potent “solo preset.”
Read More

Vintage Vault: 1979 Rickenbacker 362/12 Doubleneck

May 24, 2018
A rare bird in mapleglo that’s double the 6-string fun!
Read More

Will Ray's Bottom Feeder: Modified Epiphone Joe Pass Emperor II

May 23, 2018
Three P-90s and a Bigsby remake a jazz box into a rockabilly raver.
Read More

Wizard of Odd: The Weird and Wonderful FujiGen PP Electrics

May 22, 2018
In a world awash with Tele and Strat remakes, it’s fun to stumble across quirky outliers.
Read More

Signal to Noise: The Binary Soul of Electric Guitar

May 21, 2018
In his new column, Fryette Amplification's head honcho riffs about taking a holistic view of the instrument.
Read More

Last Call: Bohlinger’s Unofficial Guide to Music City

May 20, 2018
Our columnist’s take on the 6-string delights of Nashville—with a little added spice.
Read More

Jol Dantzig's Esoterica Electrica: Where the “Wild Dog” Roams

May 17, 2018
If a guitarist plays rhythm while toggled to the treble setting on a Les Paul, does it make a sound?
Read More

Tone Tips: Blurring Lines

May 16, 2018
Guitarists are already living in a brave new world of effects and guitar-related technology, so where is it going next?
Read More

Trash or Treasure: Charvel Doubleneck Surfcaster

May 14, 2018
A treasure designation is an easy call for this rare, doubleneck version of Charvel’s nod to surf-music culture and detour from hot-rodded metal machinery.
Read More

Ask Amp Man: Adding Gain to a Tired Regal R-1160

May 11, 2018
Transforming a vintage pedal platform into a powerful player.
Read More

Last Call: The Ups and Downs of Touring

May 10, 2018
Embracing whatever life on the road brings.
Read More

Tuning Up: “Hi, Please Throw Away My New Album”

May 9, 2018
Eight reasons why your music might not be getting the attention you crave.
Read More

On Bass: Entering the Reggae Trance

May 7, 2018
Stirring up your skill set with some reggae technique will do plenty more than simply allow you to play the genre.
Read More

Bass Bench: The Evolution of MIDI Bass

May 4, 2018
Can low-enders create lush orchestrations all by themselves?
Read More

The Recording Guitarist: Some Basic Variables of Recording Electric Guitars

May 3, 2018
Learn the sounds of different speaker, mic, and cabinet types.
Read More

Reader Guitar of the Month: Sundial Fender Stratocaster

May 2, 2018
A reader enlists a young artist to help refinish his guitar with a custom paint job that tells a story.
Read More

State of the Stomp: Musing on Two-Amp Rigs and Stereo Effects

April 30, 2018
Is a “wet/dry” rig stereo? Is there such a thing as “true stereo” and does it work onstage? The debate rages on.
Read More