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 preoccupied me over the last few months, the almost-completed Martin kit body has been occupying a corner of my office. Every now and again, More...

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By theguitarmagazine.com On Wednesday, July 18th, 2018
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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 theguitarmagazine.com On Tuesday, July 17th, 2018
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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 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, 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...