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We’re Live!

Greetings everyone! After many gruelling months of coding and graphic design, I’m pleased to say that the new Blackwood Guitarworks website is up and running! Far from finished, as there are 100 articles to be transferred over from the old…
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Gibson Broken Headstock Syndrome

For every ten guitars I repair with broken headstocks, nine of them are Gibson Les Pauls. Besides being heavier than the average guitar, they also have a radical headstock angle, which is their weakest point… so, if you drop or…
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Acoustic Guitars in Winter

Guitars are commonly manufactured in climate-controlled plants, usually somewhere at 47%-54% relative humidity. This is the environment it was made to be in and live out its life. If it’s changed, the guitar may not respond well! Winters can be…
fret-repair

Are Your Frets Worn?

These frets have big, deep divots from many hours of playing all over the neck. Fret wear like this can produce fret buzz as well as poor tone and intonation. Frets eventually wear out, and that’s when it’s time for…
nut-replacements

About Nut Replacements

A pretty common repair job is to replace a broken, worn, or improperly cut nut on a guitar and bass, although many people are under the false impression that it’s a simple replacement and will just easily “pop into place.”…
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Custom Tele Touch-up Repair

The Guitar This guitar was brought to me in 20 pieces, a project guitar with all the parts sourced out from completely different places. A lot of the parts didn’t retrofit- as in, they didn’t drop-in. They required custom installation.…