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 you’re embarking on a project that pays tribute to a classic, having access to the real thing is a dream come true. With that in mind, I’m More...

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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...

By theguitarmagazine.com On Wednesday, March 22nd, 2017
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DIY Workshop: Rift Amp Modifications Part 2

In the second instalment of our Rift project, Huw Price gets deeply tweedy with cathode-bias switching, negative feedback modifications and more. The Princeton Reverb is arguably the most modded of all the classic More...

By theguitarmagazine.com On Friday, February 10th, 2017
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DIY Workshop: Rift Amp Modifications Part 1

We like tweed, brownface and blackface amps, but can one amp do it all? Huw Price finds out if three goes into one with G&B’s Rift PR18… Although there are subcategories and weird transitional models, More...

By theguitarmagazine.com On Wednesday, January 4th, 2017
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DIY Workshop: Gretsch Conversion Part Five

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… With a roll of veneer big enough More...

By theguitarmagazine.com On Thursday, December 8th, 2016
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DIY Workshop: Gretsch Conversion Part Four

In the latest instalment of G&B’s Gretsch conversion project, Huw Price tackles the headstock, finishes the neck and reshapes the f-holes. Read part two here… Those of you who have been following More...

By theguitarmagazine.com On Thursday, October 13th, 2016
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DIY Workshop: Tones of Tweed – ’59 Fender Bassman

Like a fine wine, tweed amps often improve, aesthetically at least, with age. Huw Price takes a ’59 Fender Bassman housed in a reproduction cabinet and finds out if he can give it some much-needed vintage vibe… Despite More...

By theguitarmagazine.com On Monday, October 3rd, 2016
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DIY Workshop: Gretsch Conversion Part Three

In the latest instalment of his conversion of a vintage Gretsch from a single-pickup Anniversary model into his dream 6120, Huw Price fearlessly tackles the restoration of the neck and fingerboard.  Read part More...