How to Fix a Hairline Crack in a Guitar Neck

If you have a hairline crack in your guitar neck, don’t panic! This is a relatively easy repair that can be done at home with some simple tools and materials. Today, we’re going to take a look at everything you need to do to fix a cracked guitar neck....

How to Choose Guitar Pickups

Pickups are essentially magnets wrapped in a coil of wire. The strength of the magnets and the number of turns in the coil determines how hot the pickups are. The hotter the pickups, the more they amplify the string’s vibrations. Each type of pickup has its own...

Proper Humidity for Guitar Storage

Guitars will naturally acclimate to the environment in which they are stored. This means that they are optimally maintained with just the right of humidity, not too much or too little as both could cause issues. Read on to find out the right humidity for guitar...

Acoustic Guitar Maintenance Overview with Darren Gallman (Video)

Learn about potential trouble spots to watch out for on acoustic guitars from Darren Gallman, our newest faculty member and the chief luthier at Gallagher Guitar Builders. Keep an eye out for future videos with Darren where he’ll teach some basic setup and maintenance...

The Toothpick Trick: Guitar Setup and Maintenance (Video)

Quick guitar maintenance tip: If your guitar’s strap button screw becomes loose because the screw hole is worn, you can cut a small piece of round toothpick, install it in the screw hole and then re-install the strap button. It’s a simple fix and works...

Adjusting Pickup Height: Guitar Setup and Maintenance (Video)

The last step of any guitar setup applies only to electric guitars with adjustable pickups. That is to adjust the pickup heights so the volumes will be consistent. This is attained by moving the pickups either closer to or away from the strings, and therefore either...