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Today, almost all guitars are fitted with adjustable truss rods that can be adjusted using an allen wrench or screw driver in either the nut or the heel of your neck. Electric guitar truss rods come in two main styles…
Guitar Intonation – Intonation is the tune or pitch of your collective, guitar strings as you move up the fretboard or scale length. Although it is impossible to perfectly intonate your guitar because of its equal temperament tuning, it is possible to come to a compromise with a proper set up.
Fender Serial Numbers – The Fender serial numbers tell the story of the company over the years. Unfortunately, the serial number placement is sporadic and many serial numbers over lap between years and models. In many instances, there is no exact known date for a specific guitar. That is why I decided to write this article. I want to help you understand how to tell the age of your Fender as well as any Fender you see…
Alternate Guitar Tunings – There are tons of different guitar tunings that you can learn and be creative with.
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Guitar Reviews – I get a lot of people asking me what type of guitar they should buy as a beginner or what type of guitar works best for a certain style of music. There are so many different styles and types of guitar out there. Everyone seems to have an opinion on which one is best and why you should play a Fender or Gibson. That’s why I decided to start making different reviews.
Check them out and comment if you agree or disagree with my choices.
- Best Electric Guitars Under $500
- Best Travel Guitars
- Best Electric Guitar Starter Kits
- Best Guitar Cases
- Acoustic Guitars for Small Hands
- 7-String Electric Guitars
Guitar Pedal Reviews – There are a billion different types of guitar pedals out there. It seems like there are a 5-10 new pedal companies at the NAMM show every year that I’ve never heard of.
If you are like me, you love pedals and love collecting them. I decided to make some intro reviews of different pedal categories for beginners to figure out which guitar pedals are right for their sound.
Check them out and comment on any that you think should be on these lists.
- Best Distortion Pedals
- Best Reverb Pedals
- Best Chorus Pedals
- Best Delay Pedals
- Best Overdrive Pedals
- Best Compressor Pedals
- Best Wah Pedals
- Best Volume Pedals
- Fuzz Pedals
- Boost Pedals
- Tremolo Pedals
Other New Articles
For more new articles check out the links below and my recent guitar articles page.
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.
Welcome to Guitar Repair Bench
The best place to learn how to repair, building, maintain, and play guitars online!
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 repair shop 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 and online guitar lessons at guitar repair bench.
If you have any questions about guitar repairs, my articles, or suggestions for new articles, please feel free to email me.
Guitar Repair Resources
Here are a variety of good resources to find guitar repair/replacement parts and other instructional guides on how to repair and build guitars.
Guitar Replacement Parts
- Genuine Fender Parts
- Genuine Gibson Parts
- Electric Guitar Bridges
- Acoustic Guitar Bridges
- Saddles and Bridge Parts
- Pots and Electronics
- Hardware: jacks, trees, plates
- Strap Buttons
- Replacement Necks
- Replacement Bodies
- Polish and Cleaning Supplies
- Guitar Strings