Friday, August 23, 2019


DIY Flying V conversion finished look landscape

DIY Workshop: How to convert an Epiphone Flying V to 1950s spec (Part Two)

Our quest to convert a Joe Bonamassa ‘Amos’ Flying V to golden-era specifications concludes with a refret, a nitrocellulose respray, some sympathetic ageing and a set of genuine vintage parts.

Seven new electric and bass amplifiers: August 2019

Our favourite new amp and speaker announcements, releases and rumours of the past month.

Nine new electric and acoustic guitars: August 2019

Our favourite new electric guitar announcements, releases and rumours of the past month.

20 best fuzz pedals to buy today

Things are about to get a little hairy on your pedalboard.
Gibson ES-335 Natural finish

An oral history of the Gibson ES-335

The ES-335 may be the greatest and most versatile electric guitar ever crafted within the hallowed walls of 225 Parsons St, Kalamazoo. Here, iconic figures such as Ted McCarty, Mark Knopfler and Larry Carlton recount the tale of the model’s revolutionary development and enduring influence.
ES-335 Figured Glacier Blue

Five thinline semi-hollow tips, mods and upgrades

If your favourite semi-hollow needs a little TLC, here's a useful guide to help you out.

25 Fender Telecaster tips, mods and upgrades

For some players, Leo Fender’s plank was perfect from the get-go. The Tele also happens to be one of the best modding platforms in all of Guitardom. Get your screwdrivers out...

Five upgrade and maintenance tips for your acoustic guitar

Here are our top tips on keeping your acoustic guitar in tip-top condition.
Gretsch G6120T Limited Edition ’59 Nashville Single-Cut

16 Gretsch upgrades, mods and tone tips

Fixin’ to ride the Gretsch rodeo? We present modifications, upgrades and tone tips that will help you stay in the saddle…
Gibson ES-330 all parts removed

DIY Workshop: How to clean up and restore a vintage guitar

A rather lovely 1964 Gibson ES-330 is on the workbench this issue, but the processes are applicable to any old guitar. Only basic tools and some specialised cleaning products are required and the luthiery skills don’t extend much further than care and common sense.

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