Saturday, September 21, 2019

Tag: DIY Workshop

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.

DIY Workshop: How to convert an Epiphone Flying V to 1950s...

Our quest to convert a Joe Bonamassa ‘Amos’ Flying V to golden-era specifications concludes with a refret, a nitrocellulose respray, some sympathetic ageing and a set of genuine vintage parts.

Five thinline semi-hollow tips, mods and upgrades

If your favourite semi-hollow needs a little TLC, here's a useful guide to help you out.

25 Fender Telecaster tips, mods and upgrades

For some players, Leo Fender’s plank was perfect from the get-go. The Tele also happens to be one of the best modding platforms in all of Guitardom. Get your screwdrivers out...

Five upgrade and maintenance tips for your acoustic guitar

Here are our top tips on keeping your acoustic guitar in tip-top condition.

16 Gretsch upgrades, mods and tone tips

Fixin’ to ride the Gretsch rodeo? We present modifications, upgrades and tone tips that will help you stay in the saddle…

DIY Workshop: How to clean up and restore a vintage guitar

A rather lovely 1964 Gibson ES-330 is on the workbench this issue, but the processes are applicable to any old guitar. Only basic tools and some specialised cleaning products are required and the luthiery skills don’t extend much further than care and common sense.

25 ways to upgrade your Gibson Les Paul

From easy, zero-cost modifications to tone-expanding wiring changes, there are many ways to customise, improve and upgrade your Les Paul. Here are our picks of the very best.

How to clean output jacks, pots and switches

Keep your instrument's circuitry in top condition.
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