Resurrecting a Hopelessly Damaged Gibson LG-2: Part 5

Hello again readers! I return to bring you the latest in the saga of the Gibson LG-2. As you will recall, last time, we got our hands dirty and removed the back's binding and the back, so we could more easily access the top braces. If you're new to this series, I encourage you to start form the very … [Read more...]

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...]

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...]

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...]

Choosing The Right Electric Guitar Bridge Type For Your Guitar

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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...]

How To Build Your Own Radius Gauges

  In recent years, the ubiquity of online information and specialized luthiery retailers has significantly reduced the barrier to entry for those who want to start building guitars. It is easier than ever to buy luthier-specific tools that people had to make for themselves not that long … [Read more...]

Overview of Traditional Tonewoods Used In Electric Guitar Building

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With the need for guitar players to be heard over big bands and in larger halls and not cause feedback, Les Paul invented the solid body electric guitar in 1940. His innovations caused the guitar manufacturing industry to rethink its ideas about tonewoods and guitar building span … [Read more...]