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...]

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 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...]

Choosing The Right Bridge For Your Electric Guitar

Guitar Makers Online

    When you are building or modifying your electric guitar, you need to decide the bridge that you’re wanting to use before doing anything, as the style of the bridge determines forces you to make certain design choices so your guitar doesn’t wind up as expensive firewood. … [Read more...]

How To Replace Strat Pickups

Fender Strat Pickups

    Maybe you bought a Korean or Squier Strat and you aren’t happy with the way it sounds. Maybe you’ve heard the guitarists you admire talking about the pickups they use and how their sound is largely due to them—whatever your reason, you’ve decided it’s time to change … [Read more...]