DIY Workshop: ’57 Fender Strat Appraisal

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Is it or isn’t it? Huw Price tries to figure out if there’s a genuine 1957 Stratocaster lurking beneath this dodgy refinish or whether it’s just fool’s gold… When I was a kid, vintage Stratocasters were invariably loaded with retrofit pickups and tuners, locking trems and brass hardware. You were far more likely to see dark brown varnish More...

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DIY Workshop: ’56 Fender Super restoration

If you enjoyed our ’57 Vibrolux restoration article, you’re in for another tweedy treat as Huw Price solders something Super… Forgive me for starting this workshop with a shameless name drop. For reasons More...

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From easy, zero-cost modifications that take a few short minutes to tone-expanding wiring changes, clever vibrato technology and even head-to-toe boutique vintage makeovers, there are many ways to customise, improve More...

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DIY Workshop – Epiphone Dot Renovation

Tom Turner’s well-used Epiphone Dot was starting to show its age, so he decided a new set of pickups and an upgraded wiring harness were the way to go. Huw Price falls down the F-hole… Not long after I More...

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Vintage Bench Test: 1967 Fender Custom Telecaster

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’ More...

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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...

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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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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...

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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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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...