When a bridge needs work

You can see the bass side of the bridge is about 1/4″ off the top, even with the strings slackened. Bridge removed, time to clean it up Finished work This guitar’s bridge is pulled pretty far off, and actually has damaged the top in that it has torn some...

440 Hz vs 432 Hz

“If you want to find the secrets of the universe, think in terms of energy, frequency and vibration.” – Nikola Tesla “What we have called matter is energy, whose vibration has been so lowered as to be perceptible to the senses. There is no matter.” – Albert Einstein...

Where the Value Lies

Most of the guitars I see are not classic/retro guitars that are priceless.  In fact, they are quite the opposite.  Most guitars that I see are one that have low monetary value and are of entirely sentimental value.  These guitars are usually not worth more than a...

Not a Table

Before I came into repairs and restoration work with Guitars, I dabbled and tweaked and played with my own partscaster guitar, and before that, I tried to figure out just how guitars worked while learning to play on my dad’s old ‘68 12-string Aria.  I didn’t know much...

Why do a setup? or Stay Tuned!

What is a setup? The process of fine tuning the guitars overall action of the bridge, and/or nut, and neck. Ideally a player wants their strings as low as possible.  For an expert, this is easily done on an electric, however an acoustic requires a bit more finess,...