DIY Workshop

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.

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.

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.

How to bring an obscure 60s guitar back from the dead

British-made Grimshaw guitars of the early 60s could hold their own with many of the USA-made instruments of the time, but this SS Deluxe model needs a little TLC.

Tech Talk: How to fix a Fender Classic Player Jazzmaster trem-lock

In the second dose of Michael James Adams’ new guitar tech column, he dives into the mysterious world of the Jazzmaster trem-lock.

Tech Talk: Hardtail heartache

In the first instalment of a new column, Michael James Adams finds that an abrasive approach can yield positive results when dealing with a tricky string breakage issue.

Guitar DIY: How to correctly restring your acoustic guitar

Here's how to correctly string your acoustic to avoid any kinks or string slips.

Guitar DIY: How to perform a basic Stratocaster setup

Bring your Stratocaster up to scratch with this step-by-step guide.