January 23, 2020
With a nod to the Les Paul Special, this P-90 equipped solidbody inspires.
January 17, 2020
Easy to work with, beautiful, stable, and much more, the marvel of mahogany isn’t lost on luthiers. But the price is a different story.
January 3, 2020
An instrument that feels like home? That’s what it’s all about.
January 1, 2020
Pete Thorn on that time when the need for a raw, emotional connection kicked vapid, self-indulgent music to the curb.
December 31, 2019
True or False: To distract from the fact that they couldn’t play their way out of a paper bag.
December 29, 2019
Oliver Ackermann (Death By Audio, A Place to Bury Strangers) shares his mantra for better music, better pedals, and a better life.
December 27, 2019
Working with vintage-style wire that has an exposed, braided-metal shield takes skill and patience. But you can do it—we’ll show you how.
December 24, 2019
An easy way to get better response, higher headroom, and more punch from your vintage Fender.
December 23, 2019
On bearded baristas, boutique guitars, and the parallels they share.
December 22, 2019
Eyeball a shining star from Kalamazoo’s original thinline series.
December 20, 2019
This incredibly ornate bass is packed with enough electronics to make ’70s-era IBM blush, but it’s origin has our columnist stumped. Thoughts?
December 18, 2019
Thanks to the extraordinarily fine adjustment offered by modern tuning machines, today’s players can take their tuning to a level of accuracy only dreamed of in eras past.
December 17, 2019
Columnist Philippe Herndon on gear, freedom, and finding joy in making music.
December 16, 2019
Creativity is a state of mind. But how do we get there?
December 12, 2019
Before putting a budget instrument on the bass bench, ask yourself: Am I going to make it play, or am I lipsticking a piglet for wall art?
December 11, 2019
If your playing is feeling stagnant, there are cures for that.
December 9, 2019
It may not be your dad’s ’Stang from the 1960s—unless he’s from Italy—but this axe has a unique look and flavor that’s begging for surf rock.
December 8, 2019
You don’t have to follow some social-media megalomaniac to clean up your rig. Here are some ideas, sans the photoshopped B.S.
December 6, 2019
Dave Coleman’s Quilters and Pathfinders are the foundation of his hard-working tone.
December 5, 2019
This model’s swimming-pool routing makes it a great candidate for modding.