Guitar Buying Dangers Episode #101

Guitar Buying Dangers Episode #101

I love looking at guitar ads. Craigslist, Marketplace, OfferUp, Reverb – all of ’em! But having bought roughly six hundred guitars off these ads in the past three years, I know that dark secrets lurk behind most of them. Please note that I said...
Guitar Buying – Nasty Surprises!

Guitar Buying – Nasty Surprises!

How to Insure Your Guitar Purchase A new customer brought me two guitars to setup. Both were new acquisitions for him. He was happy with his purchases and excited to be getting them setup to play well. Unfortunately, I had to break some very bad news to him. The...
Tonewood, Telecasters & Turtles

Tonewood, Telecasters & Turtles

Most people seem to agree that nut material influences tone. They may say something like – a brass nut, being a very dense material, gives a bright tone; a bone nut gives a warm tone and a plastic nut gives a muddy tone. Some people, quite a few actually, say...
Can We Turn THIS Into a Decent Guitar?

Can We Turn THIS Into a Decent Guitar?

Dirty, rusty, what else? Here’s a guitar you might’ve seen on Craigslist awhile back. “Rarely played guitar in excellent condition”. The price was right – about $35. I was looking for a nice, but cheap Ibanez Strat, so I brought it home....
Cheap Online Guitars – GlarryMusic.com

Cheap Online Guitars – GlarryMusic.com

You’ve probably seen these guitars – from about $79 to just a tad over $100. They look beautiful! But are they any good? If you check out the YouTube channels, you’ll find several “guitar gurus”, who unbox these, squint and look closely;...
Why Your Guitar Won’t Sell

Why Your Guitar Won’t Sell

I buy guitars. I refurbish, setup and resell them. So this morning, I got an email – I have a very nice guitar you may want. It is essentually new, almost unused, a couple years old, Black, Hard Rock, model, Fender Strat, with case. I don’t play, I got it...