Author Archives: GeorgeG

Maintenance Of The Guitar Neck

Before you trundle your guitar off to a repair shop, there is a visual inspection you can perform, and some things you need to look for in order to determine if the trip is necessary.

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Understanding The Guitar Neck

Most stringed instrument necks are fashioned from wood. Wood is a remarkable medium. It’s cellular makeup gives it its unique ability to absorb and transmit energy efficiently, and depending on the particular species, wood can transform vibration into sounds and … Continue reading

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Silvertone Archtop Restoration

The Harmony Musical Instrument Company produced stringed instruments under a variety of “house brands”, including Silvertone, SS Stewart, La Scala, Sovereign, Vogue, Valencia, Johnny Marvin, Monterey and others. The Silvertone Model 1427 is a thin line version of the full … Continue reading

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Martin 0028 Repair

A major dent on a Martin 0028 guitar was expertly repaired and restored

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New Bridge for Dreadnaught Guitar

The Ebony bridge broke loose from this beautiful custom made Dreadnaught guitar, splintering and tearing away pieces of its Sitka spruce top. In order to hide the extensive patch and splice work needed to replace the missing top wood, an … Continue reading

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Vintage Gibson L-4 Restoration

The instrument arrived in our shop with serious neck issues, loose interior braces and missing parts. The guitar appeared to suffer from

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The Sonny Rhodes Custom Lap Steel Guitar

The elder bluesman had been relying on a worn and unreliable Guyatone lap steel as his mainstay instrument for over two decades

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Anson Funderburgh

Anson and I have been close family friends for more than twenty-five years. I have had the honor and pleasure of serving as his guitar tech and personal luthier for most of that time, and being able to travel and perform with his band, The Rockets.

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Bettye Lavette

Anyone who has seriously studied the origins and history of American music is cognizant of the impact of ethnicity and culture on its evolution.

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Junior Watson: Get it all, then go straight to the wood shed

Mike Watson is also known as “Junior Watson”, a moniker he picked up way before he joined Canned Heat. Since the 1970’s, Junior Watson has been on top of the international A-list of blues, swing, and west coast style blues guitarists.

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