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(Originally published 4/2/2020)

Got a guitar with a Tune-o-matic-style bridge and three strings on each side of the headstock? Here's a fast, easy video demo of how to get it ready for stable-tuned action.

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DIY Relic’ing: Break the Shine
Photos 1 — Courtesy of singlecoil.com

When aging a project guitar, it’s best to take it apart and start small. First, we focus on the metal.

This month, we'll discuss some basics about DIY aging/relic'ing and I'll explain a project I recently did. I chose a budget electric guitar that retails at €199 including shipping (about $217 USD). A guitar in this price range is perfect for a beginner relic'ing project, because if it's not perfect or you ruin something by accident, it's not the end of the world. Besides this, I was curious about the build quality of such a guitar, plus it gives us a perfect base to enhance and make more individual.

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