Designing the Electric Guitar Body – a Guest Post By Leo Lospennato

Hello everybody, I want to welcome Leo Lospennato from "Lospennato Guitars" who was kind enough to write this guest post for our site and share with us one of the topics he teaches in his book "Electric Guitar and Electric Bass Design". Leo is an Italian/Argentinian luthier based in Berlin, … [Read more...]

Resurrecting A Hopelessly Damaged Gibson LG-2: Part 4

Hey there readers! I return with another article about the twists and turns of the restoration of the Gibson LG-2. If you haven't yet read the first three parts of this series, I suggest you read through them now to see how we got here! The first article in the series is available … [Read more...]

Fender Custom Shop Texas Special Pickup Review

Fender Custom Texas Special Pickcups

  Here's the thing: I don't normally like high output single coil pickups. I think the best pickups for strats and tele's are usually the lower output ones, then ones that let more of the sound of the wood come through. Recently, though, I had the opportunity to try out a guitar with … [Read more...]

Resurrecting a Hopelessly Damaged Gibson Lg-2: Part 3

  This article is part three in an ongoing series about repairing a severely damaged vintage Gibson LG-2. Please read parts one and two before reading this part, so you can appreciate how we got here. As you know, we left off last time needing to buy some materials and think for a … [Read more...]

Resurrecting a Hopelessly Damaged Gibson Lg-2: Part 2

In my last article, I detailed how I came to own a severely damaged Gibson Lg-2, and attempted to describe the extent of its damage. I also tried to anticipate the repairs that would have to do to get this particular guitar back into some semblance of playing condition. In this article, I will … [Read more...]

Resurrecting a Hopelessly Damaged Gibson Lg-2: Part 1

Recently, I had a guitar land on bench that was extremely damaged, to the point that the previous owner couldn't afford to repair it. It seemed a shame to let this 60+ year go to waste, so I bought it and decided to document the EXTENSIVE repair process in a multi-part article. What follows is an … [Read more...]

How To Replace Telecaster Pickups

Replacing a Telecaster Pickup So you bought a Telecaster or Telecaster-style guitar and you’ve played with it for a while, and you think it’s missing something. One of the easiest and most cost-effective things you can do to re-vamp the sound of your guitar is to buy (or make) yourself a set of … [Read more...]

How To Make a Fretless Guitar – Converting Your Guitar to Fretless

Fretless Guitar Conversion So you bought a super-cheap neck from the clearance section of some discount guitar parts website, and it arrived bowed and twisted, but you can’t bring yourself to write it off and throw it away. Maybe you have a terrible neck laying around that you can’t seem to … [Read more...]

Guitar Intonation Setup

Loosening the Saddle Lock

Have you ever wondered why your guitar sounds good on some chords but sounds out of tune on other chords? You checked your tuner and you are in tune, but the problem still persists. Maybe you asked yourself: is there a problem with the tuner? Is there a problem with my ears? Is there a problem with … [Read more...]

Choosing The Right Electric Guitar Bridge Type For Your Guitar

Guitar Makers Online

The Electric Guitar Bridge When you are starting to think about getting a new guitar, then one of the most important things that you ought to be considering is what type of bridge you will be looking for on your new guitar. There are essentially two types of bridges that you will have to choose … [Read more...]