DIY Workshop

Tech Talk: Preparing guitars for a cross-country move

Padding, packing and protection – how to ensure your prized guitars stay safe in a big move.

DIY Workshop: 1965 Gibson Firebird restoration part one

It will take some work to make this much-modified vintage ’bird fly again. First it needs a refret and some woodwork…

Tech Talk: How to fix a Jazzmaster vibrato

Vibrato making an annoying ‘clunk’ when the arm is depressed? Here’s how to fix it

DIY Workshop: How to relic a 1950s-style sunburst finish

After a break for lacquer curing, sun fading and tinted clear coats, it’s time to see how close we can get to the look of a vintage instrument.

Tech Talk: Jazzmaster tuner trouble

Changes in temperature and humidity can play havoc with guitars, from the fretboard to the tuners.

DIY Workshop: Restoring Chris Buck’s house-clearance Stratocaster

Finding a bargain-priced 1962 Stratocaster at a local auction sounds like a fairytale, but this guitar needed a lot of work.

Tech Talk: Which offset vibrato should you choose, Mastery or Descendant?

The backbone of Fender's beloved Jazzmaster, the offset vibrato delivers a range of pitch as impressive as its ability to snap right back in tune. We take the deep dive.

DIY Workshop: Easy pickup mods anyone can try, part two

After covering humbucker and P-90 mods last time around, this time we take a look at how you can improve the tone of classic Fender and Gretsch-style pickups.

Tech Talk: How to eliminate rough or sharp edges on tuner posts

Strings breaking at the tuner end? Here’s how to fix it.

DIY Workshop: Easy and affordable humbucker and P-90 pickup mods

Unhappy with your tone? Before you throw money at the problem and install a new set of pickups, try these simple modifications first. You may find your existing pickups can be tweaked to sound better than you’d ever imagined.
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