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How to Apply a Blue Guitar Stain Finish to Your Kit

How to Apply a Blue Guitar Stain Finish to Your Kit

| May 17, 2013 | 0 Comments

DIY guitar builder Fred Yen has put together a very nice video here on how to apply a blue guitar stain finish to a Les Paul kit. The guitar stain used is regular stamp/printer ink from an office supply store, starting first with black ink to darken the wood grain, and then using different darknesses […]

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Computer-Guitar Effect Using Digital Signal Processing

Computer-Guitar Effect Using Digital Signal Processing

| March 5, 2012 | 0 Comments

Pierre Massat, guitarist with the French band Pierre et le loup (Peter and the Wolf) has been developing a computer-augmented guitar effect system using digital signal processing and the Pure Data (Pd) audio programming language. Pd is a real-time software system for live musical and multimedia performances. To create a program in Pd, you connect […]

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Demonstration of the Renaissance Guitar by MusicMakers

Demonstration of the Renaissance Guitar by MusicMakers

| March 2, 2012 | 0 Comments

Back in November 2010 GKB published our overview of the Renaissance Guitar Kit from Music Maker’s Kits. Now finally there is a demonstration video of the assembled guitar with some nice playing by Matt Edwards. The renaissance guitar kit is described as having a “17th century look with 21st century sound” and features a large, […]

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Double Neck Guitar Kit Build

Double Neck Guitar Kit Build

| February 29, 2012 | 0 Comments

YouTuber Olivsam made this nice video of his double neck guitar kit (6-string/12-string) build. He reports that the kit was purchased from eBay. It’s one of the SG-style double neck guitar kits sold under numerous brand names. After building the kit, the adjustments needed were neck height, bridge height, truss rod, intonation and of course […]

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White Noise vs. Pink Noise

White Noise vs. Pink Noise

| February 28, 2012 | 0 Comments

We have some GuitarKitBuilder articles coming up that test gear using noise sources, both white noise and pink noise, so we’ve created this reference article in our Kits 101 area for the reader that wants more information on the meaning of these terms. White Noise Compared To Pink Noise The terms “white noise” and “pink […]

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Princeton Reverb Clone by Mojotone

Princeton Reverb Clone by Mojotone

| February 22, 2012 | 0 Comments

YouTuber ecauble posted this nice video showing his MojoTone Blackface Princeton Reverb Style Amp kit. The video also features some of his effects pedals, including a Proton envelope filter, BYOC octave divider, Keeley TS9, and Fulltone DejaVibe, and a BYOC 5-knob compressor. Princeton Reverb Clone Components Mojo’s Blackface Princeton Reverb Style Amp Kit features JJ […]

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Acoustic Guitar Building Course Online by Robert O’Brien

Acoustic Guitar Building Course Online by Robert O’Brien

| February 22, 2012 | 4 Comments

Robert O’Brien (O’Brien Guitars) is a classically trained guitarist and woodworker with an interest in putting the two arts together for acoustic guitar building. The opportunity to do so came in 1997 when he was living in São Paulo, Brazil: “I had the opportunity of meeting Antonio Tessarin, one of the best and most highly […]

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Pedal Effect Kits Directory

Pedal Effect Kits Directory

| February 13, 2012 | 0 Comments

This is Guitar Kit Builder’s directory of guitar pedal effect and stompbox kits. We try to maintain a comprehensive list of pedal effect kit makers and sources so please let us know of any needed additions or changes by emailing us at editor at guitarkitbuilder dot com. This directory has two sections. The first is […]

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Amplifier Kits Directory

Amplifier Kits Directory

| February 12, 2012 | 0 Comments

This is Guitar Kit Builder’s directory of amplifier kits. We try to maintain a comprehensive list of kit makers and sources so please let us know of any needed additions or changes by emailing us at editor at guitarkitbuilder dot com. To read our articles about building these amplifier kits please click on the category […]

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Guitar-Building Classes in Your Area

Guitar-Building Classes in Your Area

| February 12, 2012 | 2 Comments

We maintain this list of guitar building classes and guitar-making workshops as a service to our readers. We have no information on the quality or customer satisfaction of these sources. If you’d like us to list your program, please send us the program name and website to editor at guitarkitbuilder.com GUITAR BUILDING CLASSES AUSTRALIA The […]

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