The controlled burning of tonewoods may seem like a crazy notion, but some guitar manufacturers are touting it as a major advancement in guitar tone. So is torrefaction for real or simply half-baked?
As he reaches the end of his epic Gretsch conversion project, Huw Price tackles body binding, re-sets the neck, routs pickup holes, stains and sprays before moving on to the final assembly.
A sextet of futuristic-sounding effects pedals that will either propel your guitar to a new frontier of sonic possibility or make it sound like a deranged robot…
Following our look at the history of acoustic strings last issue, this time we turn the spotlight on the evolution of their electric siblings – from 1930s New York to the present day.
In the second instalment of our Rift project, we get deeply tweedy with cathode-bias switching, negative feedback modifications and more.
Picking the right acoustic strings is like picking the right pickups for your electric guitar – and there are many factors to consider.
We like tweed, brownface and blackface amps, but can one amp do it all? We find out if three goes into one with G&B’s Rift PR18…
An often under-appreciated element of every electric guitarist’s tone, the humble speaker is a vital component that colours and shapes the sound emerging from our amps.
A guide to all the jobs that’ll keep your guitar on the road and in fine fettle.
As our project to convert a well-worn Gretsch Anniversary into a 50s-style 6120 nears its conclusion, Huw Price re-veneers the body – with a little help from his friends.