Vintage Bench Test: 1967 Fender Custom Telecaster

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A special place in guitar history may be reserved for pre-CBS Fenders, but Huw Price finds that this 60s Custom has many of the features of that golden age. A very long time ago, describing a guitar as ‘vintage’ rather than merely second-hand depended, to some extent, on whether it was made before or after 1965. Things have changed a lot since More...

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By On Friday, October 30th, 2015

DIY Workshop: Tele Renovation

It’s that age-old conundrum – do you upgrade or trade up? With its comfy played-in neck and road-worn charm, Gary Walker’s ‘Made In Mexico’ Tele felt as if it had the potential to be a great guitar. Huw More...

By On Tuesday, October 6th, 2015

DIY Workshop: ’57 Fender Vibrolux Project

Huw Price restores a tweed classic to its former glory and sends it back out onto the gigging circuit. Vintage bargains are still out there if you’re prepared to take the time to look around, and you aren’t More...

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By On Wednesday, September 2nd, 2015

DIY Workshop: Build your own Pedalboard

If none of the pedalboards on the market float your boat, it’s fairly straightforward to make your own – and save a few pennies into the bargain. Huw Price puts on his woodworking apron and safety goggles… In More...

By On Friday, July 24th, 2015

DIY Workshop: 60s Strat Pickguard Project part two

In the second and final part of our DIY Workshop, Huw Price shows you how to give your Fender Stratocaster a sixties makeover… In part one of this project series, I identified all the components and parts More...

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By On Monday, July 20th, 2015

DIY Workshop: 60s Strat Pickguard Project, part one

In the quest to nail authentic 60s Stratocaster tones, a set of vintage-style pickups can only get you so far. Huw Price reveals the secret ingredients and tech tips you need to make your Strat look and sound like More...

By On Tuesday, July 1st, 2014

Beat The Buzz – Guitar Recording Workshop

Is it really possible to eliminate all those annoying hums, buzzes and pops from your recording setup? Yes, it is – and Huw Price has some quiet advice in this Guitar Recording Workshop. Photos by Eva Bensasson. Keeping More...

By On Tuesday, June 24th, 2014

Guitar Workshop: Meter Reader

Now that you’re troubleshooting and soldering like a pro, the final part of our electronics for beginners series looks at the hallowed multimeter, a near-essential piece of kit for the serious DIY dabbler… Although More...

By On Tuesday, May 27th, 2014

Guitar Workshop – Guitarists Get Fit!

Tight shoulders, pains in the arms… is your body letting you down? Here’s physiotherapist Marion Turner with some exercises designed to help you fine-tune your mortal shell for a long and rewarding playing career… Anyone More...

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By On Monday, February 17th, 2014

Guitar Workshop: Tools of the Trade

Don’t know your cross-head from your multi-core? Scan your beadies over these pages for a comprehensive outline of the basic tools required to work on electric guitars and basses You don’t need a workshop More...