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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 family instruments and traditional Flamenco guitars. However, as metal working techniques improved during the Industrial
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 of this ultra-modern facility made us feel very welcome and we really enjoyed our visit.
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 floating-bridge technology. At first blush, the BladeRunner is a solidly made bridge; lovely machine work
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 in the world of toys, or at best tourist souvenirs. Tiny Tim and his goofy
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 original style vibrato bridge – to stay pretty much in tune even when using the
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 produced in Japan can provide players with an equivalent instrument at significant savings. Having just