DIY Workshop


Guitar DIY: How to perform a basic Stratocaster setup

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

Guitar DIY: When to change your acoustic guitar strings

Matt Gleeson of Monty's Guitars talks you through the optimal time to change your guitar strings. In episode four of our DIY series Matt explains...

How to hang your guitars on the wall properly

Want to have a wall full of your favourite guitars without that nagging worry that they’re going to fall off? Our step by step guide will help you on your way.

Guitar DIY: How to care for your guitar’s fretboard

Matt Gleeson of Monty's Guitars takes a grubby old acoustic guitar and talks us through the basics of properly cleaning and conditioning your fretboard.

How to build your own spring reverb unit

How to build an add-on tube-driven spring reverb module based on classic Ampeg and Swart-style circuitry that can be retrofitted to loads of different amplifiers.

DIY Workshop: How to build a speaker cabinet (Part Two)

The woodwork is mostly complete, but a lot of work still needs to be done before our DIY combo cabinet looks the part. Time to tackle the tweed.

DIY Workshop: How to build a speaker cabinet (Part One)

Following on from our Bell & Howell Filmosound projector amp conversion project, it’s time to make some decisions about speakers and figure out how to house it in a cabinet.

DIY Workshop: How to create a double-neck banjo/guitar hybrid

No, you are not seeing some kind of error; this double-neck banjo/guitar behemoth really does exist. Read on to find out how – and why – the Countrymaster came to be.

Guitar DIY: How to perform a basic Fender Telecaster setup

We show you how to tweak your Tele so it plays like a dream.

DIY Workshop: How to refret a vintage Fender guitar

Getting old frets out is generally a lot harder than getting the new ones in. Here’s how to refret a vintage Fender with a little lateral thinking.