DIY Workshop

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

Nothing beats the look of a late 1950s Les Paul Standard. Find out how to mix your own colours and spray your own sunburst using period-correct materials – and the best thing is you don’t even need specialist equipment.

Tech Talk: How to shield your guitar

Is your single-coil electric plagued by noise? We can help.

How to set up Filter’Tron pickups

To get the best from Filter’Trons, you need to set them up properly and ensure that the accompanying electronic components are present and correct.

DIY Workshop: Build your own Klone pedal

On lockdown and looking for a DIY project to keep you sane? Why not try building a clone of the legendary Klon Centaur with a Centura kit from Ceriatone.

Tech Talk: How to fix loose-fitting tuner bushings

Find out how an improvised solution can remedy a frustrating tuner-bushing issue.

Tech Talk: How to intonate your guitar

In the latest instalment of his column, Michael James Adams attempts to demystify the murky world of intonation.

DIY Workshop: How to rewire a Les Paul

Think twice before you install that set of boutique PAF clones – you might be surprised by how much extra clarity you can get from your beloved Gibson by simply upgrading the wiring and components.

DIY Workshop: How to make old guitars play and stay in tune

We show you how to tackle two of the main offenders when it comes to tuning woes: the infamous Bigsby vibrato and the tuners themselves.
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Guitar DIY: How to correctly restring your Floyd Rose vibrato

Watch as we show you how to tackle one of the most difficult tasks in guitardom, restringing a Floyd Rose vibrato, string by string.
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Guitar DIY: How to tune your guitar by ear

In the latest episode of our Guitar DIY series, in association with Elixir Strings, Monty's Guitars' Matt Gleeson guides you through teaching yourself to tune by ear.
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