I have been building/modifying/customizing guitars since I was 14
years old. This page is where I post my experience and expertise on
the subject. Primarily I used to specialize in hot-rodding cheaper
guitars to get them to perform and sound as good as a far more expensive
guitar. This was done by doing the things most people said was "too
hard" "a waste of time" or "impossible".
STUFF FOR PLAYERS - BASIC GUITAR OWNERSHIP AND MAINTENANCE
When To Get a Setup or Change Strings?
What Kind of Strings Should I Use?
How Can I Carry out a Setup at Home?
How to Find a Guitar You Really like
Guitar Electronics for Visual Learners
What Tools Do I Use?
A Page Full of Wiring Diagrams - Stock & Custom
Making Body Blanks out of Scrap Wood
Making a Body From Scratch
How I Do all This Crap without Templates
My Theories on Good Body Design
BRIDGES AND VIBRATOS
Offset-Metal - Where I keep the Jaguar/Jazzmaster/Mustang/Jag-Stang whammy
Setting up a Leo Quan Badass Bridge Well (Paul Dean players heed)
PAINTING & FINISHING
Wipe-On Stain Finishes
Experiments in Staining
My Method for EVH Style Stripe Jobs
The Way I Do Opaque Finishes