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.
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.