December 4, 2020
The old adage says not to judge a book by its cover—so why do we do it so much with instruments?
November 27, 2020
Dirk Wacker shares what the last six months have been like for him and his guitar-tech business in Germany.
November 26, 2020
How—and why—acoustic guitar builders create predictable, controllably stable necks.
October 23, 2020
The Mod Garage guitar-aging series continues. Try these easy steps to get a vintage look on your plastic tuners.
October 1, 2020
The body is all-important, but we can’t discount the importance of the neck, too.
September 11, 2020
This circuit lets you get HSH and SSS-like tones from a single guitar.
August 7, 2020
Our relic’ing series continues. Here’s an easy way to age the metal casings of guitar tuners.
July 3, 2020
With out-of-phase and coil-switching options, a treble-bleed network, and individual volume and tone controls for each pickup, this dual-humbucker’s wiring was ahead of its time when it came out in 1978.
June 8, 2020
Got a steel-string flattop? This quick video demos the easiest, smartest, fastest way to keep ’em fresh!
June 5, 2020
Keeping the low-end’s high-tech on the down-low.
May 29, 2020
When aging a project guitar, it’s best to take it apart and start small. First, we focus on the metal.
May 15, 2020
Metal's most famous whammy system takes a few extra steps to get ready for action, but this short demo makes it a cinch.
April 24, 2020
Over the course of his stellar career, the ace string bender and former Hellecaster has had several signature models, each wired to his unique specs. We’ll show you how to squeeze his sonic wizardry into your T-style guitar.
April 14, 2020
Three bold projects for DIY-ers tired of the tame.
April 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.
March 30, 2020
PG’s Perry Bean takes you behind the scenes to witness the care and passion put into the Tokyo outfit’s custom and production axes alike.
March 27, 2020
When it comes to cosmic tone, it’s critical to have functional potentiometers. Here’s how to install them correctly and keep them ship-shape afterward.
March 13, 2020
Les Paul invented "low-z" pickups for clarity, but they can also extend the sonic range for low-enders.
February 28, 2020
Yes, it is possible to age your instrument. But there are pitfalls to avoid and techniques to master.
January 31, 2020
Here’s how you can squeeze five different sounds from Fender’s iconic 6-string.