I hope you will enjoy these series of articles and blog entries. Feel free to email us your thoughts and suggestions as I am always looking for new ideas to expand on this area of our website. 

Jens J Hucke

HB Bridge and P90 Neck Configuration

Back in 1999 when first discussing the possibility of launching a guitar with a P90 in the neck position coupled with a Humbucker in the bridge, it was a novel and unusual combination. The resulting guitars I was involved with, certainly stood out in the shops and...

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String Gauge Demystified

When I first picked up a guitar and practiced in earnest, it wasn't the summer of '69 but my fingers did bleed. In due course even casual guitar players develop small calluses on the fingertips that make it easier and less sore to play, but there is very little doubt...

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CNC Advantage

Using a Computer Numerical Control unit (CNC) to control the operations from a router is often seen as not "authentic". But the same could be said of other inovations like vaccination, antibiotics, soap and democracy. We have access to tools that allow us to do a...

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The art of Fake Binding

There is a real skill in up-selling a feature that costs less to manufacture. Motoring legend Ettore Bugatti was a pioneer of this art form. I have a passion for vintage cars and the Bugatti 35 has to be one of the most iconic Grand Prix racing cars ever designed....

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Fingerboard options

There are many choices available to musicians when considering fingerboards. You will find plenty of lively debate on tonewoods that is fun to read but here we will cover the more practical aspects of guitar fingerboard selection. Aesthethics might guide you to prefer...

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Quartersawn or Flatsawn

  If you do research into guitar building you soon realize the great emphasis put on quartersawn woods for necks. Like many others, I prefer quartersawn timber when building necks. But is this historical assertion true? While looking for alternative wood materials I...

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Parts supplies and resources

We all need a little helping hand sometimes, so here is a full list of suppliers that may come in handy. Tonetech Luthier Supplies Co-founded by Dan Mc Phearson whom I have known and worked with at various times over the last 20 years and Bill Quinn, Tonetech has...

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