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I’m nuts about Vintage Gibsons!

These two Vintage Gibsons came in, each needing a new nut. The mid-1960s SG Special had a nut cut too low meaning that the unfretted strings were buzzing…

Routing for Floyd Rose Locking Nut

Routing for Floyd Rose Locking Nut

I was asked to fit a Floyd Rose locking nut to this Warmoth neck. I was slightly dubious that it would work, especially as Warmoth will not cut…

Sunburst Epiphone EJ-200 - another left-handed conversion

Sunburst Epiphone EJ-200 – Another left-handed conversion

Another EJ-200 lefty conversion, this one in sunburst. These really are cracking acoustic guitars with bags of tone and volume. This example (sourced from Thomann) has  much better…

PE-1000GC Aria Pro II Gerry Cott Signature

PE-1000GC Aria Pro II Gerry Cott Signature guitars are like buses…

… you don’t see one for ages then two come along at once! Although I used to own one of the original PE-1000 guitars and wish I’d never…

Restrung and set up

Another LSR Nut Refit (rosewood this time)

Here’s another LSR roller nut rescue, this time on a rosewood board Stratocaster, the previous LSR roller nut repair being on a maple ‘board. This time the fitter…

Fender LSR after surgery

DIY SOS – Fender LSR roller nut refitting

A little knowledge is a dangerous thing, or so they say. The owner of this guitar fitted a Fender LSR roller nut himself and I have to say…

Using Stewmac saddle routing jig on Epiphone EJ 200 left hand conversion

Another Epiphone EJ-200 Left-hand Conversion

Here’s another Epiphone left hand conversion I did recently, this time a natural finish guitar. I invested in a Stewart Macdonald saddle routing jig and yes, one day…

Les Paul Standard original Corian nut

Removing a Gibson Corian Nut

A  regular customer of mine recently bought a 2006 Les Paul and brought it to me for a setup. As soon as I straightened the neck, which had been…

Epiphone bridge saddles reduced, smoothed and slotted to radius

Left-handed Epiphone Les Paul Upgrade

Here’s a lefty Epiphone Les Paul that I upgraded the other day. The list of upgrades is: Tusq nut fret dress rewire setup Tusq nut The nut on…

Completed nut with shallow slots

New Tusq nut for Fender Telecaster

I have just refretted this maple board Telecaster. At the request of the customer I left the fretboard lacquer intact as it was virtually undamaged. I had hoped…