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Guitarrepairbench.com is dedicated to providing the best instructional articles about guitar repair, maintenance, and guitar building on the web, so you can repair your own guitars. Being a luthier myself, I know how difficult it is to find quality information and instruction about guitar building and guitar repairs when you first start working on guitars.
There is no reason why you need to bring your guitar to your local repairshop for a simple setup. Even if you think you are not handy enough to repair your own guitar, I believe every guitarist should at least learn how to take care and maintain his guitar. I have written many articles and instructional guides for novice guitar players looking to make their guitar play smoother as well as articles for advanced guitar technicians looking to learn new techniques. My articles cover every guitar repair subject from guitar intonation and nut replacement to full guitar setups. I have also written a large about of instructional guides for building both electric and acoustic guitars that will be coming soon to guitarrepairbench.com. Whether you are a novice or intermediate luthier, you will be able to learn some new techniques from my guitar building articles. Coming soon, I will have articles that walk you step-by-step through building every aspect of electric guitars and acoustic guitars. In addition to the guitar repair and building articles, I have compiled numerous resources for everything from guitar parts and guitar repair tools to resources on how to start your own luthier shop.
If you have any questions about guitar repairs, my articles, or suggestions for new articles, please feel free to email me.
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Fretboards can develop any number of different problems over years of use, especially if the fretboards are not maintained. Many older fretboards become dry and brittle because they are not conditioned or humidified properly. Learn how to fix fretboard cracks and properly maintain and condition your acoustic fretboards.
The next stage in my PRS guitar build is to map out and route out the body cavities. Since it is a semi-hollow body guitar, there are two additional bodies cavities along with the neck and electronic cavities. Check out the latest update on my PRS project.
Your acoustic guitar's finish can have all kinds of problems, as you play it over the years. Use and abuse of the instrument as well as the weather conditions ruin acoustic guitar finish. Learn how to fix lacquer cracks, finish scratches, finish bubbles, and how to drop fill dents.
Guitar strings come in all kinds of sizes, styles, and even colors. Every brand claims that its guitar strings are the best and give your guitar the best tone, but what strings are actually the best? Maybe a more important question is what guitar strings should you use?
Although the Floyd Rose design might be the best floating tremolo system, it still comes with its headaches and frustrations. In this article, I'll show you how to setup and maintain your Floyd Rose bridge to keep it in tune and playing great.
What is wrong with my guitar?
If you just started working on guitars and you don't know what is wrong with your guitar, see the questions below to find out how to fix some common guitar problems.
Here are a variety of good resources to find guitar repair/replacement parts and other instructional guides on how to repair and build guitars.