The Ultimate Guide to Choosing and Using Wire for Guitar Wiring

Have you ever wondered why some guitars sound crisp and clear while others suffer from unwanted buzz? The secret often lies in the wiring. As a guitar journalist and editor of ‘Acoustic Guitar’ magazine, I’ve witnessed countless instruments transformed by proper guitar wiring. One memorable instance involved a vintage Gibson that had lost its spark. … Read more

Mini Humbucker Guitars: A Comprehensive Guide to Compact Powerhouse Pickups

The first time I heard a mini humbucker in action, I was floored. It was like discovering a hidden passageway in a familiar house – suddenly, a whole new world of tonal possibilities opened up before me. As a guitar journalist and editor of ‘Acoustic Guitar’ magazine, I’ve encountered countless pickup configurations, but mini humbuckers … Read more

Microtonal Guitar Necks: A Comprehensive Guide to Purchasing, Building, and Customizing

As I held the first microtonal guitar neck I’d ever crafted, a world of sonic possibilities unfolded before me. The subtle intervals between frets promised to unlock musical landscapes I’d only dreamed of exploring. Little did I know, this moment would redefine my entire career as a luthier. As a seasoned instrument designer with a … Read more

Stedman Pro Guitar Review: A Comprehensive Look at Quality, Performance, and Value

As I strummed the first chord on the Stedman Pro guitar, a wave of unexpected delight washed over me. Could this affordable instrument truly rival its high-end counterparts? With decades of experience as the editor of ‘Acoustic Guitar’ magazine and a seasoned player, I’ve encountered countless guitars across the spectrum. But the Stedman Pro challenged … Read more