DIY Workshop: Martin Guitar Kit – Part Eight

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We took advantage of the summer weather to finally bring our acoustic build project to a close. Huw Price applies the finishing touches… I’m sitting down to write this final part of our Martin acoustic guitar kit adventure exactly one year since it all began. In truth, it’s only taken so long to get to the end because I’ve been getting on More...

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By On Thursday, October 18th, 2018

DIY Workshop: Martin Guitar Kit – Part 7

With everything glued together, it’s time for our acoustic kit to go under the spray gun. Huw Price searches for some shade… Finishing up our Martin Guitar Kit inevitably means applying the finish, and while More...

By On Monday, September 24th, 2018

DIY Workshop: Martin Guitar Kit Build Part Six

The neck of our self-assembled Martin Guitar Kit is ready to be finished and glued onto the body. Huw Price rocks the joint… Iadmit that I would’ve got to this point of our Martin kit build a lot sooner had More...

By On Friday, September 21st, 2018

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By On Tuesday, August 7th, 2018

DIY Workshop: Martin Guitar Kit Build Part Five

She’s going to be a beauty. But there are still a few steps until we’re strumming away. Huw Price is bound up in dots and slots as he continues work on our Martin guitar kit… While other projects have More...

By On Wednesday, July 18th, 2018

The Ultimate Guide To Strat Tone

From Hank and Buddy through to Jimi, Clapton, Gilmour, Knopfler, SRV and beyond, the Fender Stratocaster has been at the heart of popular music for more than six decades. Despite its familiarity, its charms are More...

By On Tuesday, July 17th, 2018

Fix Your Guitar: Our 10 Step Survival Guide

We know, we know… you’d rather play your guitar than spend time fixing it up. But if you want it to play well, and if you want to be able to rely on it for gigs and jam sessions, then our practical guide to More...

By On Thursday, June 7th, 2018

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 More...

By On Wednesday, May 16th, 2018

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 On Wednesday, April 25th, 2018

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...