Saturday, September 21, 2019

DIY Workshop


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.
gibson les paul vintage

25 ways to upgrade your Gibson Les Paul

From easy, zero-cost modifications to tone-expanding wiring changes, there are many ways to customise, improve and upgrade your Les Paul. Here are our picks of the very best.
Using a contact cleaner

How to clean output jacks, pots and switches

Keep your instrument's circuitry in top condition.
red stratocaster mods upgrades

25 ways to upgrade your Fender Stratocaster

How can you improve a guitar that’s been described as already close to perfection? Here are 25 ways to make your Fender Strat play and sound better than ever before.
Adjusting intonation with strobe tuner app

How to make basic intonation adjustments

Unable to play in tune across the neck? This quick fix should help.
Setting string radius with a radius gauge

How to set string radius

A free online cutout is all you need to get cracking.
DIY Repairing a jack lead hero

How to repair a jack lead

Before discarding faulty cables, try out this simple fix.

DIY Workshop: How to build and assemble a Martin Guitar Kit

An eight-part series on assembling your own Martin guitar from the official kit.

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