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Restringing

Restringing

Why Should I Change My Strings? Guitar strings have a direct relationship to how the guitar sounds and performs. Over time, guitar strings get worn and dirty, which will have an ill-effect on the tone, feel, functionality and overall life expectancy...
How to Restring an Electric Guitar

How to Restring an Electric Guitar

Remove the Old Strings This is the best time to clean the guitar while also inspecting the hardware and electronics more closely. If any of the controls are noisy or intermittent, we would need access to clean them, as well as to take care of any...
How to Restring Floyd Rose Bridges

How to Restring Floyd Rose Bridges

Floyd Rose-style bridges are time consuming to restring due to their tension balanced, floating bridge system. The strings lock at the bridge and nut while the bridge floats by the balanced tension of the strings and tremolo springs. Before starting,...
How to Restring an Acoustic Guitar

How to Restring an Acoustic Guitar

Remove the Old Strings Lay the guitar down and prop up the neck, so you have access to the tuners on the headstock. You can use a rolled-up towel if you don’t have a neck rest designed for the job. Starting with either the 6th or 1st string, loosen t...
How to Restring a Classical Guitar

How to Restring a Classical Guitar

Remove the Old Strings Lay the guitar down and prop up the neck, so you have access to the tuners on the headstock. You can use a rolled-up towel if you don’t have a neck rest designed for the job. Starting with either the 6th or 1st string, loosen t...
Cleaning

Cleaning

How to Clean the Guitar One of the easiest things you can do to prolong the life of your guitar is to simply clean it. Over time, sweat, dirt and your skin's natural oils tend to build-up on the various parts of the guitar. The areas impacted the...
Short-Term Guitar Storage

Short-Term Guitar Storage

The best place to keep your guitar is in its case. A quality case will help protect the instrument from humidity and temperature fluctuations, as well as any accidental knocks, dents, or falls. Acoustic guitars are much more sensitive to humidity...
Long-Term Guitar Storage and Shipping

Long-Term Guitar Storage and Shipping

Long-Term Storage If you aren't using your guitar for an extended period of time, consider some long-term storage precautions to help prevent any potential damage occurring. Get a Hard Case The best way to store your guitar for longer...
Humidity & Guitars

Humidity & Guitars

What Is Humidity? Humidity refers to the amount of water vapour in the air. The term "relative humidity " is used to note the amount of humidity as a percent, from 0-100%. The more moisture in the air, the higher the humidity. The lesser the...
How to Adjust Truss Rods

How to Adjust Truss Rods

What Is a Truss Rod? A truss rod is a steel rod that runs down the interior of the guitar neck. Its purpose is to counteract the pull of the strings by applying a counterforce within the neck. Furthermore, the truss rod allows adjustment of neck relief...
How to Adjust String Height  on Electric Guitar

How to Adjust String Height on Electric Guitar

How to Adjust String Height (Electric Guitar or Bass) Changing the string height can have a drastic affect on the feel and functionality of the guitar. If the strings are too high, the instrument is a chore to play. If they are too low, they may...
How to Adjust String Height on Acoustic Guitar

How to Adjust String Height on Acoustic Guitar

How to Adjust String Height (Acoustic or Classical Guitar) Changing the string height can have a drastic affect on the feel and functionality of the guitar. If the strings are too high, the instrument is a chore to play. If they are too low, they...
How to Adjust Pickups

How to Adjust Pickups

Adjusting Pickups Setting the pickup height correctly is an often overlooked step in guitar maintenance and setups. The pickup height setting will drastically alter the tone of the guitar. If it is incorrectly set, the sound may be too weak, or too...
How to Adjust Intonation

How to Adjust Intonation

Intonation Intonation is the degree to which notes sound in tune. Since each string on the guitar is a different diameter and pitch, as well as a different tension, they require scaling. If you've ever tuned the guitar with an electronic tuner, and...
Fret Repair

Fret Repair

Fret Repair
Custom Work

Custom Work

Custom Routing & Wiring / Hot Rodding Custom pickguards
Project Guitars

Project Guitars

Project Guitars
Structural Repairs

Structural Repairs

Accidents Cracks & Splits Acoustic Bridge Repairs
Broken Headstocks

Broken Headstocks

Broken Headstocks & Finish Repair