January 17, 2021
On a tip from Mod Garage guru Dirk Wacker, the famed Hellecaster bags a Filtertron-fueled prize.
December 7, 2020
This scarred 2001 keeper is low on ROI but high on playability and tone.
September 13, 2020
Three offers and a partial refund—the beginning of a beautiful 6-string friendship.
June 22, 2020
After a time-consuming series of tweaks, our columnist is glad he didn’t can the can.
March 25, 2020
Our columnist’s winning ticket: a modded China-built 6-string for $160 including shipping.
January 23, 2020
With a nod to the Les Paul Special, this P-90 equipped solidbody inspires.
December 1, 2019
A Hipshot B-bender on a bargain semi-hollowbody? Why not!
October 24, 2019
As they say, “Ain’t nothing like the real thing, baby,” but that doesn’t mean you can’t have fun with a cheeky poseur.
August 12, 2019
When it comes to mods, sometimes two guitars make a better one.
June 9, 2019
Trading for a P-90-powered prize.
April 2, 2019
Our columnist re-friends a classic American brand.
February 5, 2019
Sometimes the best low bid is a trade.
November 26, 2018
A classic-shaped 6-string catch of the day.
September 30, 2018
A battered street dog of a guitar that has all the charm of a lovable mutt.
August 13, 2018
A cheapo guitar with a Mexican-style blanket covering its body is a conversation starter—and a cool player.
May 23, 2018
Three P-90s and a Bigsby remake a jazz box into a rockabilly raver.
March 26, 2018
The ring’s the thing with this lightweight, low-budget chimer.
January 15, 2018
Oh boy! A cool custom guitar built by one of Buddy Holly’s songwriting partners.
November 15, 2017
How a dud bargain buy became a dependable 6-string.
September 24, 2017
This low-budget replacement for a long-gone Gibson has its own winning qualities.