In case you lost yours and don't know how the thing works. Of course, it's simple enough that that shouldn't be a problem, but it's one of the more entertaining instruction manuals for guitar gear so why not?
Jan 11, 2017
Jan 3, 2017
The used guitar market isn't particularly difficult to understand, but is rife with opaqueness and rumors, and a little light on actual data and studies. While this isn't a comprehensive or conclusive analysis, it's a step towards a database that can help us draw real conclusions in the future.
Not excited yet? I'll try my best :p
Dec 28, 2016
|"Blondie" - Scrap Partscaster|
There's something eminently satisfying about a good "before and after" shot of something that you've worked very hard on.
With that in mind, I find these pictures extremely satisfying, and hope that you too will find it at least a little bit cool, and that I may assert dominance by demonstrating some degree of luthiery competence :p
|"Sienna" - 335 Kit|
More after the break:
Dec 22, 2016
Dec 21, 2016
While this may be a bit of a teaser since it's coming before the rest of the writeup documenting the build, here's a quick improv riff to demo the tone (and feedback!) of this semi hollow with just two strings.
Dec 20, 2016
Warning: in-depth walkthroughs and lots of pictures ahead!
I recently bought my first unfinished guitar kit online and have been working intensely on it over the past couple days, now it's time to go back and evaluate what worked and what didn't, the good, the bad, and the ugly, and help you decide if one of these kits is a good idea for you as well.
Typically the first advice more experienced guitar builders give is to not cheap out on the initial parts and the wood. Oops. $100 semi-hollow from eBay? Challenge accepted.
Dec 18, 2016
Have a very classical Christmas with these three tunes! I came across the works of Kevin Gallagher and was so happy with these arrangements, I formatted the tablature into cleanly printable pages for convenience, and hope everyone might enjoy as well.
If you like the arrangements, check out Kevin's site at guitar69.com and feel free to donate to help him out. If you appreciate the formatting and wouldn't have come across these pieces otherwise, stick around my blog for a while longer, make yourself comfortable; more good stuff is still to come.