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Tuning Machines - the Twelfth Fret - Patrick Keenan

Tuners and Tuning Machines

Traditionally, tapered friction tuning pegs made of hard wood were carefully fitted into matching holes on the headstock.   This is still the case with violin

The Twelfth Fret 40th Anniversary Alhambra Guitar Exótico Limited Edition

The Twelfth Fret 40th Anniversary Alhambra Guitar, Model 11P Exótico Limited Edition

In the fall of 2016, I visited the Alhambra factory in the beautiful Spanish town of Muro del Alcoy in Alicante.  The luthiers and staff

Super-Vee BladeRunner Bridge - The Twelfth Fret

Super-Vee BladeRunner Bridge

From time to time a new guitar product comes along that can be truly called an advancement;  the BladeRunner Bridge qualifies as a major advancement in

Thinking Of Getting a Child Interested in Music? Consider the Ukulele - the Twelfth Fret

Thinking Of Getting a Child Interested in Music? Consider the Ukulele

Most people know of the Ukulele as a little Hawaiian guitar like instrument that has one foot in the world of music and the other

Setting Up A Fender Stratocaster Trem (Part 1) - The Twelfth Fret

Setting Up A Fender Stratocaster Trem (Part 1)

Here we’re looking at a common issue and some ways to address it. This is, of course, getting a Fender Stratocaster guitar – with the

Made in Japan – Ibanez Prestige RG - The Twelfth Fret

Made In Japan – Ibanez Prestige RG

Most often when guitar players think of premium made electric guitars major US brand names come to mind. However, the sometimes overlooked high quality guitars

Moving From Beginner Fingerpicking Techniques to Travis Picking

In my last article on fingerpicking, I introduced some of the basics needed to turn simple chord knowledge into some basic finger-picking techniques.  Now, I’d

Intonation and Guitar Set Up - The Twelfth Fret

Intonation and Guitar Set Up

Most of the photos seen on The Twelfth Fret’s website are taken in a room next to the Repair Shop’s intake desk, usually the room

Martin & Co. Custom Shop Guitars - The Twelfth Fret

Martin & Co. Custom Shop Guitars

At my recent visit to the Martin factory I purchased several already built Custom Shop guitars which will arrive at The Twelfth Fret in the