September 18, 2020
Why you should take the time, money, and effort necessary to dress your studio space for success.
September 14, 2020
Up close and personal with a mint-condition 1968 Yamaha SG-5.
September 13, 2020
Three offers and a partial refund—the beginning of a beautiful 6-string friendship.
September 6, 2020
The Soviet-era Jolana Star X does not have a built-in gamma-ray phaser, but the otherworldly solidbody makes up for that with built-in fuzz.
September 4, 2020
These inexpensive little boxes aren't just for bassists. Invest in one and it'll open your studio to a universe of tonal possibilities—and likely save you a lot of time and headaches.
August 30, 2020
Everyone’s suddenly hot for home recording, but if you’re on a budget you might have to resort to some guerilla tactics.
August 26, 2020
Being uncomfortable is scary, but perfect conditions might not get you where you need to be. Case in point: The best-selling solo jazz album in history, from pianist Keith Jarrett.
August 24, 2020
How to make a Bassman, Twin, or Super Reverb sound more Experienced.
August 20, 2020
That epic new sound you’re seeking might already be on your pedalboard.
August 17, 2020
It’s just a thought that you have to change.
August 16, 2020
Skillful guitar design reflects not only an appreciation for quality materials, but a nuanced understanding of how they behave.
August 14, 2020
Interpreting memories, wrangling frequencies, and exploring the importance of well-designed studio rooms.
August 9, 2020
This is what happened when Nashville hit-maker Billy Grammer decided to fund his own “perfect” flattop.
August 7, 2020
Our relic’ing series continues. Here’s an easy way to age the metal casings of guitar tuners.
August 3, 2020
A guitarist finds a shipping shortcut through Amazon and tries out a no-frills, peel-and-stick body customization.
August 2, 2020
Resuscitating a quirky, heavily damaged ’60s-era electric is made possible by a skilled technician and friend.
July 31, 2020
Epic settings for industry-standard compressors.
July 30, 2020
While researching guitarists’ obsession with tone, I found a fascinating take on why heightened sound frequencies excite humans.
July 27, 2020
Looking for the otherworldly? Here are some devices and concepts that point the way.
July 19, 2020
If a plug-in can make a Strat-like sound out of a Les Paul, or a hollow jazz box out of a Tele, what does it mean to be a guitar builder today?