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By theguitarmagazine.com On Wednesday, October 24th, 2018
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DIY Workshop: Martin Guitar Kit – Part Eight

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 More...

By theguitarmagazine.com On Friday, September 21st, 2018
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DIY Workshop: Goldtop Conversion – Part 6

Having finally got our Goldtop project playing, we now have to strip it all down once again for lacquering. Huw Price investigates the golden ratio… I should start this instalment of our Goldtop conversion project More...

By theguitarmagazine.com On Tuesday, August 7th, 2018
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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 theguitarmagazine.com On Thursday, June 7th, 2018
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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 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, 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...