Tech Tip: Keep Your Wiring Tidy

Brian Nutter is an instructor at Guitar Craft Academy Nashville When wiring your guitar, be sure to keep it neat. Keep all of your leads short. To do this, I make a “cut list.” I pre-measure and cut all of my wire to each specific link. Then, once everything is...

Tech Tip: Winding a Pickup (Video)

Wondering how to hand-wind a pickup? Instructor Steven Mather demonstrates the process and explains the intricacies that affect the sound a pickup...

Tech Tip: Bar Frets

“Bar frets were used on CF Martin guitars made before 1934. Part of the function of this type of fret is to act as a wedge and stiffen the neck. The change to the modern “T” cross-section frets was accompanied by the addition of steel neck reinforcement. The first...

Tech Tip: Using a Clamping Caul

“Often, during a repair job, a clamping caul is needed. In this picture, a spruce block has been cut to match an odd-shaped bridge so that the clamping pressure is evenly distributed. This 1964 Epiphone Excellente requires several clamping procedures that need a...