Name: Marc Kuffler

Hometown: Detroit, MI

Guitar: The Marcel Paul

Marcel (left) and Marc (right).

The building of this reader’s homemade Les Paul-style solidbody came with some experimentation snafus, but ended in success—and a fitting homage to his beloved pooch.

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How to Replace Your Guitar Speaker
DIY: How to Replace Your Guitar Speaker featuring John Bohlinger

Follow John Bohlinger as he shows you how to quickly upgrade your sound with a speaker-swap tutorial.

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Reader: Erik Sheppard

Hometown: Austin, Texas

Guitar: The Alumidoomer

Our featured reader designed this guitar with doom metal in mind, then farmed out the building of its components to various companies.

This project started out as a kind of “dream guitar” build, that would incorporate many of the things I wanted in a new guitar built for playing downtuned, doomy, stoner stuff: an offset body in glossy black, a single bridge-pickup configuration, and an aluminum neck.
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