DIY Workshop: Fender Tweed Pro Restoration

It was listed as a mystery 50s Fender amp, but what turned out to be a 1951 Pro needed a lot of TLC. Huw Price has it covered… A friend of mine had been looking to buy a Fender TV Deluxe for a while, but one day when browsing on Reverb he came across a curious advert for a ‘1950s Fender Amp’. Not knowing what he had found, he sent me the link More...

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By theguitarmagazine.com On Wednesday, May 16th, 2018
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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 More...

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 Monday, January 15th, 2018
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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
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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
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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
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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...