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.
July 23, 2017
A common stompbox gets a weird upgrade.
May 24, 2017
Price-hunting and proximity win a sweet deal on an homage to a ’50s Silvertone.
April 3, 2017
A modded old guitar gets a new lease on life.
January 30, 2017
Dual P-90 pickups and old-school looks in a sunburst finish—what’s not to love?
November 30, 2016
A simple bridge replacement makes for a killer, totally tunable tone machine.
October 5, 2016
Cracks in a guitar neck can be an opportunity instead of a deal-breaker.
July 26, 2016
Sometimes it pays to step back and do a little homework before bidding on an eBay guitar.
June 6, 2016
When you find a guitar that’s been modified exactly how you like, buy it.
April 3, 2016
Is this metal machine hillbilly chic or too hard to handle?
February 7, 2016
A different set of pickups can bring a potentially great guitar to life.
December 3, 2015
A possible factory second turns out to be a first-class guitar.
September 24, 2015
What happens when you replace three mini-humbuckers with a trio of P-90s?
July 19, 2015
A copy of my onetime dream guitar—for $145.