String Tension

String Tension

More than once, I heard about people changing their guitar’s setup or swapping from standard to Top wrapping on their bridge tailpiece in order to change their string tension and make it easier to play. Sorry to say, but although some of those changes might make...
Korina Wood in the UK

Korina Wood in the UK

Finding real Korina in the UK can be difficult, and when I last bought some, although African in origin, it came from a US supplier. But I wanted to have a small chat about Idigbo. I have used Idigbo for bodies and have just made a couple of matching necks and must...
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...