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Innovation in guitar making and the future of luthiery

Innovation in guitar making and the future of luthiery

What I’m missing here is the real pioneering invention and “out-of-the-box” design (like, for instance, Ned Steinberger and Ken Parker), targeting the the tone, ergonomic properties and affordable master grade quality in first place instead of fancy look and exotic details.

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(Headstock) breaking news!

(Headstock) breaking news!

Gibson lawyers are researching the opportunities how to collect commission using the transmitted data after every fixed broken headstock from luthiers and guitar techs.

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See-thru-caster

See-thru-caster

I have learned about a dozen of alternate materials to use instead of wood in guitar making.
How about to build a Fender Strat using cardboard paper? Doesn’t it sound like the sickest idea ever?

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100th birthday of Les Paul

100th birthday of Les Paul

Beside being a great composer and jazz guitar player, he was one of the most ingenious innovators of the early history of electric guitars.

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Fixing a broken arm vintage Fender tremolo

Fixing a broken arm vintage Fender tremolo

The vintage tremolo bridge was a rusty, worn piece with a broken tremolo arm. The threaded end of the arm buried deep into the sustain block.

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Creating history and soul for guitars

Creating history and soul for guitars

He turns the mostly average, simple guitars into magical-mystical instruments. Thanks to the power of his fantasy and the great skills from the many years in the car repair industry, Cochran guitars are real masterpieces, clearly showing creativity, thoughtful design and professional craftsmanship.

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Fixing a faulty Variax model selector

Fixing a faulty Variax model selector

There is a design issue: in its normal position the shaft doesn’t go all the way up to the end of the sleeve, it has a small clearance over it.

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