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Reader Guitar of the Month

ARTICLES

Reader Guitar of the Month: The Headless Minimalist

July 11, 2019
A Steinberger fan builds guitars out of unlikely materials, including nylon fishing line wrapped around the neck for frets.
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Reader Guitar of the Month: Theseus Tele

May 29, 2019
After a lefty player finally experienced a Tele for the first time, he turned it into his dream tone machine.
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Reader Guitar of the Month: Gold-on-White Strat

May 13, 2019
After seeing Franz Lyons’ luxurious bass in a Turnstile video, this guitarist wanted to create a suave-looking Strat.
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Reader Guitar of the Month: Not a Ric

April 15, 2019
After an enlightening lesson in Rickenbacker copyrights, a guitarist turns his once playable Tokai into an art guitar.
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Reader Guitar of the Month: Greenie

February 28, 2019
A Strat player in Finland gets hooked on scallops.
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Reader Guitar of the Month: Farker Ply

February 12, 2019
A reader in Malaysia uses his extra time to make a kit git with a twist.
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Reader Guitar of the Month: Fender Mustang 90 “Violet”

December 21, 2018
A reader uses Lego pieces to make his Frankenstang unique, but his tone simple.
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Reader Guitar of the Month: TW Special

November 23, 2018
After finding a collection of 80-year-old tools in his mother’s garage, a Swedish guitarist built an instrument that connects him to his grandfather.
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Reader Guitar of the Month: Fifty Les Porter

October 25, 2018
For his half-century birthday, one of our readers decided to do it up right with a unique custom build.
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Reader Guitar of the Month: The Banjolin

October 1, 2018
A roots musician converted a busted-up violin body into a unique picking machine.
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Reader Guitar of the Month: Jade

September 3, 2018
A PG fan designs a killer 5-way circuit for all his tonal needs.
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Reader Guitar of the Month: Put Some Skank on It

July 23, 2018
A guitarist wanted a Les Paul Jr., so he made his own version out of cherry wood from a handbuilt family heirloom.
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Reader Guitar of the Month: Squier Strat “63”

June 25, 2018
A reader teaches himself how to build his own version of his birth-year guitar.
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Reader Guitar of the Month: The One That Got Away

May 31, 2018
After a decade of dreaming of a special blue Les Paul, a guitarist’s wife brings it home.
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Reader Guitar of the Month: Sundial Fender Stratocaster

May 2, 2018
A reader enlists a young artist to help refinish his guitar with a custom paint job that tells a story.
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Reader Guitar of the Month: Vox-Style Teardrop

April 26, 2018
A guitarist channels the musical mojo of his late bandmate with this Brian Jones-inspired axe.
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Reader Guitar of the Month: Gayle Snoopy

March 23, 2018
After finding an old drawing in the attic, a North Carolina luthier builds the dream guitar designed by his teenage self.
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Reader Guitar of the Month: Vox Phantom XII

January 19, 2018
A PG fan refurbishes a prized but climate-damaged 12-string he’s owned for more than 50 years.
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Reader Guitar of the Month: Tel-Xploder

December 24, 2017
An experienced builder teamed with a luthier friend to build a unique Tele-Explorer, yielding this magical rock machine.
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Reader Guitar of the Month: Warmoth Partscaster Revival

November 20, 2017
While in high school, this player built his own S-style, but then the wiring failed. Four years later, he revisited his build and fixed it.
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