Radius Gauges – Useful or Gimmick?

Radius Gauges – Useful or Gimmick?

Guitar Tech Tools – Essential or Extraneous? When just starting out as a guitar tech you need tools, but which ones? Many newbies put their trust in places such as StewMac and buy things such as a notched straight-edge or a set of radius gauges. But SM tools are...
Sam Ash Closing ALL Stores!

Sam Ash Closing ALL Stores!

The Ash family announced yesterday that they are closing all stores and that all Sam Ash stores will begin having “Closing Sales” effective immediately! A month ago, when they announced closing of forty percent of their stores, I predicted the rest would...
Your Nut Driving You Nutz?

Your Nut Driving You Nutz?

You’d be amazed at how many problems your guitar’s “nut” can cause. You may be blaming some of them on your truss rod, your saddles, frets, tuners or even your poor cat! Let’s shine a light on this likely culprit and some of their...
Does a New $400+ Guitar Need a Setup?

Does a New $400+ Guitar Need a Setup?

We got a brand-new Squier Classic Vibe Strat, in for a a setup and a “Super-Squier” mod yesterday. It still had the protective paper wrapped around the strings! So, whaddya think? Does it need a setup, or not? If so, does it need a “Complete”...
Commitment, or Fooling Yourself?

Commitment, or Fooling Yourself?

He said he wanted to learn to play guitar. He came to one of our Saturday Beginner Group Guitar Lessons (as opposed to our individual classes) and actually did pretty well. He was getting those first two chords down and in just thirty minutes, he was ready to start...
Player Spotlight:  19MAR2024

Player Spotlight: 19MAR2024

We finally found another victim…I mean “star” for our Player Spotlight series! We are very proud to present Harry Hayward and a future “Top-Ten” hit song he wrote. Let me hear your comments below. And how about volunteering someone you...