String Gauge Demystified

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...
CNC Advantage

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...
British Pickup Roundup 2019

British Pickup Roundup 2019

Over the last few years, choices of pickups have greatly increased. A few decades ago, if you didn’t like your OEM pickup then really the main alternative was Americain brands like DiMarzio or Seymour Duncan, with EMG and Lace joining the party as technology widened...
Fingerboard options

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...