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 instalment of our conversion of an old Greco single-cut electric into a 50s-style Goldtop, we’ve got an awful lot to get through! With that More...

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By 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 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 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 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 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 On Wednesday, August 23rd, 2017

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 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 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 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...