Tag archive for ‘DIY’
By theguitarmagazine.com On Monday, February 26th, 2018

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 Monday, January 15th, 2018

DIY Workshop: Martin Guitar Kit Build Part 1

For those who are unafraid to go down the DIY route, Martin Guitar Kits provide an affordable way to own a little slice of Nazareth. But how straightforward is it to build your own acoustic? Huw Price finds out… The More...

By theguitarmagazine.com On Tuesday, January 9th, 2018

DIY Workshop: Goldtop Conversion Part 3

After a few months on the back burner, Huw Price cracks on with his Greco conversion project, and with a little help from his friends, he takes some big steps towards his dream mid-50s Goldtop replica… In More...

By theguitarmagazine.com On Thursday, November 16th, 2017

DIY Workshop: Marshall 1930 Popular

A rare Marshall combo from the amp giant’s early days is lucky find indeed – but it’s not much good if it doesn’t work. It’s up to Huw Price to bring it back to life… How many golden era guitar amps More...

By theguitarmagazine.com On Monday, October 23rd, 2017

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

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 Thursday, August 3rd, 2017

DIY ‘Hankcaster’ Conversion

Hank Marvin’s Fiesta Red Stratocaster is still the ultimate electric guitar for so many of us. If you can’t track down – or afford – a signature model, let Haynes Guitar Manual author Paul Balmer show you More...

By theguitarmagazine.com On Tuesday, May 9th, 2017

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

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

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...