Homemade Electric Guitar-Ukulele

Homemade Electric Guitar-Ukulele

| December 28, 2010 | 0 Comments

This video features a homemade electric guitar-ukulele made from an old nail box and other scrap wood. It is tuned A-D-G-C from 4th to 1st string. The pickup is direct wired to the output jack.

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Stratocaster Guitar Kit from American Classic Kits

Stratocaster Guitar Kit from American Classic Kits

| December 15, 2010 | 0 Comments

American Classic Kits of Cincinnati and Milford Ohio is a maker of wood kits for a variety of purposes including furniture, games and now musical instruments. Their new electric guitar kit is a stratocaster-type model designed for beginning woodworkers but with the ability to be used by advanced builders as the platform for an ultimate […]

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Telmaster Guitar Kit

Telmaster Guitar Kit

| December 8, 2010 | 0 Comments

Here’s another nice high-def video from GuitarWorx (www.guitarworx.com.au) of Australia, this time featuring their Telmaster guitar kit.

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Book Review: Teach Yourself Guitar Repair & Maintenance – Alfred Publishing

Book Review: Teach Yourself Guitar Repair & Maintenance – Alfred Publishing

| November 30, 2010 | 19 Comments

Alfred Publishing’s “Teach Yourself Guitar Repair & Maintenance” is billed as the ultimate beginner’s guide to guitar maintenance and that is an apt description of it. In short, it’s a high quality guide on how to setup and adjust a guitar. However it’s not a guide to the repair of guitars, so the title is […]

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Res-O-Glas Guitar Kit Played By BluesBeaten Redshaw (also playing Diddley Bow)

Res-O-Glas Guitar Kit Played By BluesBeaten Redshaw (also playing Diddley Bow)

| November 28, 2010 | 1 Comment

Here’s a video of a 16-year-old British blues player who goes by the handle BluesBeaten Redshaw, playing a Res-O-Glas guitar kit. We previously featured this kit here. This video just gives another taste of the great blues sounds that come from this kit. After you’ve checked it out, see a second video below of BluesBeaten […]

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Featured Video: Pre-Wired Pickguard from GuitarFetish.com

Featured Video: Pre-Wired Pickguard from GuitarFetish.com

| November 28, 2010 | 0 Comments

Here’s a nice video demonstrating a $53 pre-wired pickguard from GuitarFetish.com that looks like a real bargain to us. This would be a great way to upgrade an inexpensive Squier or Mexican Strat with stock ceramic magnet pickups. The upgrade is Item ID # J26 – Pre-Wired Pickguard- in three-ply white pearloid with ALNICO pickups. […]

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SG Style Electric Guitar Kit in High-Def

SG Style Electric Guitar Kit in High-Def

| November 20, 2010 | 1 Comment

This video is of an asian SG-style import guitar kit that is available through many dealers, but in this case from GuitarWorx (www.guitarworx.com.au) of Australia. The video features some nice close up photography and has been posted in 720p high-definition so you can see some clear detail on these kits.

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Jazz Style Bass Guitar Kit with Ash Body

Jazz Style Bass Guitar Kit with Ash Body

| November 20, 2010 | 1 Comment

Here’s a nice video of the DKJ02A Bass Guitar Kit available from the DIY Guitar Shop (www.diyguitarshop.co.uk) in the UK. This is a jazz-style bass with a three-piece unfinished Ash body that has belly contours for comfort. All drilling and routing of the body is done for you. It comes with a 34″-scale, 20-fret Maple/Rosewood […]

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Johnny Ramone CBGB Mosrite Guitar Reproduction Kit from Ed Roman Guitars

Johnny Ramone CBGB Mosrite Guitar Reproduction Kit from Ed Roman Guitars

| November 18, 2010 | 7 Comments

Today we’re featuring an electric guitar kit – the Johnny Ramone CBGB model Mosrite guitar reproduction kit – sold by Ed Roman guitars. To do the story of this kit justice we’ve got to integrate a few bits of rock guitar history, and the story of the dealer, Ed Roman. Please be sure to check […]

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How To Shield A Guitar Pickup for Noise Reduction

How To Shield A Guitar Pickup for Noise Reduction

| November 15, 2010 | 1 Comment

The buzzing or noises heard when plugging in a guitar or bass can drive you crazy. If your amplifier is working correctly, and you’re using a quality guitar cable, the next step may be to shield your guitar’s electronics from radio-frequency (RF) interference (RFI) from sources such as light dimmers, florescent lights, neon lights, motors, […]

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