Specifications – how it all ties together
Does the wood matter in an electric guitar? What defines a great finish? Why do some instruments play better than others? Which pickups are the best fit for my guitar?
Let’s bust some myths! This collection of articles addresses questions that I see repeating endlessly in discussions related to different aspects and details of electric guitars and basses.
Alder – it sounds just right
Arctic birch – the rare gold of forests in Finland
What matters in a guitar bridge?
Custom inlay – an ancient art form reimagined
Ebony – for master craftsmen only
Fretwork taken to another level
What makes a great guitar finish?
Hardware – every little detail matters
Nut – the little part of essential importance
Understanding the electric guitar pickup
What affects guitar playability?
Thermally aged rock maple
Rosewood – smooth sound, feel and looks
Spanish cedar – shaking the tree of tradition
The secret of thermally aged tonewood
Tone talk – does the wood matter?