Why I Built This

Dylana Nova Scott on Designing “Emotional Translation Devices”

3rd Power’s mastermind on her inimitable heads and triangular cabs, as well as her innovative pickup and pedal concepts.

Verso’s Minimalist Sheet Metal Guitars Are Inspired by Rickenbackers and … Eames Chairs?

Luthier/designer Robin Stummvoll talks about unlikely guitar-building materials, movable pickups, and product design.

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David Rainger’s Pedals Are a Little Odd | Why I Built This

The brains behind Rainger FX on what inspired his crunchy reverbs, DJ-inspired compressors, drone machines, and pressure-sensitive expression controllers.

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A Beautifully Simple Vibrato Like No Other [Tuna Tone Instruments] | Why I Built This

Tuna Tone’s Leila Sidi on the trans-Atlantic collaboration that yielded the perfect fingerpicking-friendly trem system for her small-frame-friendly axes.

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