Brass Guitar Nut: Benefits, Drawbacks, and Considerations Compared to Other Materials

As I held the small, gleaming brass guitar nut in my hand, I couldn’t help but marvel at how such a tiny component could have such a profound impact on a guitar’s sound and performance. After decades of crafting guitars and experimenting with various materials, I’ve come to appreciate the nuances that different nut materials … Read more

A Comprehensive Guide to Guitar Inlay Materials: Enhancing Your Instrument’s Aesthetics

As I ran my fingers across the fretboard of a vintage Martin, I was struck by the shimmering abalone inlays that caught the light. In that moment, I realized that guitar inlay materials are more than mere decoration—they’re the soul of an instrument’s visual appeal. With nearly three decades as a luthier and an engineering … Read more