DIY Workshop: Martin Kit Build Part Four

At last, the time has come to finish making the body of our acoustic guitar kit. However, things are rarely as straightforward as we hope. Huw Price gets there eventually… When we last left our Martin acoustic kit build, we’d taken the opportunity to customise the guitar by altering the brace positioning and shaping them to ‘tune’ the back More...

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By theguitarmagazine.com On Wednesday, April 25th, 2018
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DIY Workshop: Goldtop Conversion Part 5

This month we’ll be getting our Goldtop conversion fully playable, but first a lot of routing, gluing, filing, drilling and measuring needs to be done. Huw Price struggles with his zip forstner… Last time More...

By theguitarmagazine.com On Wednesday, April 18th, 2018
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DIY Workshop: Martin Guitar Kit Build Part 3

Turning our attention back to our Martin kit build, it’s time to look at the all-important top and back bracing. Huw Price has some important decisions to make and takes inspiration from a pre-war design… When More...

By theguitarmagazine.com On Monday, April 16th, 2018
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DIY Workshop: Martin Guitar Kit Build Part Two

Our Martin acoustic kit build continues, as we level the kerfing, join the back plates and pop a little something in the oven. Huw Price shapes up… For the first part of our Martin kit build last month, I More...

By theguitarmagazine.com On Monday, February 26th, 2018
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DIY Workshop: Goldtop Conversion Part 4

Our Greco conversion project continues with work to be done on the neck and body. Huw Price discovers that luthiery sometimes sucks… With fretting, binding and body veneering all needing to be done in this More...

By theguitarmagazine.com On Tuesday, December 19th, 2017
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Revive Your 335: Get pro tone from your Gibson or Epiphone

Gibson’s thinline Electric Spanish guitars have been used to give the world some of the greatest rock, pop and blues guitar tones in the history of hot wax. From Chuck Berry, BB and Freddie King to Clapton More...

By theguitarmagazine.com On Monday, October 23rd, 2017
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DIY Workshop: Goldtop Conversion Part 2

When you’re converting an old Greco guitar into a retro LP-style Goldtop, what better reference point to have than the real thing? Huw Price sits down with an original ’54 and gets his ruler out… When More...

By theguitarmagazine.com On Wednesday, September 13th, 2017
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DIY Workshop: Jazzmaster Bridge & Wiring Upgrades

Most Jazzmaster lovers will concede that the classic Fender offset’s stock bridge is something of a bête noire when used with modern strings. Huw Price tackles the installation of a Mastery unit and shows you More...

By theguitarmagazine.com On Wednesday, August 23rd, 2017
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DIY Workshop: Goldtop Conversion Part 1

Do you wish your guitar had that classic Goldtop look? In a new multi-part guide, Huw Price shows you how to turn your tired old single-cut into a ’54-style golden wonder with soapbar P-90s and a wrapover bridge… We’re More...

By theguitarmagazine.com On Tuesday, May 9th, 2017
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DIY Workshop: Gretsch Conversion Part 6

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… Getting the binding More...