Guitar Buying Dangers, Episode #103

Guitar Buying Dangers, Episode #103

So, last week’s episode didn’t dissuade you and you’re back shopping for a guitar, eh? How ’bout that beautiful Epiphone Bonamassa that’s advertised at just over half the price they usually go for? Great deal? Photos show a pristine...
Guitar Buying Dangers, Episode #102

Guitar Buying Dangers, Episode #102

You’ve been shopping on Craigslist, Marketplace, OfferUp and who knows where else! You found a beautiful guitar and the price is right. You’ve met the buyer at Micky D’s and the guitar looks as good as its photos. This series covers big, bad problems...
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....