Here’s some steps we recommend to eliminate rattles in your acoustic guitar. 1. Look Around For Loose Guitar Parts When you play your acoustic guitar and the whole instrument vibrates, not just the strings, sometimes you’ll be able to notice loose parts on your guitar. 2. Listen Closely For Rattles, Especially In The Headstock Other… Continue Reading 4 Steps to Fix Acoustic Guitar Rattles
I had shipped many guitars and had never had a problem. My Les Paul arrived and excited as I was to open the box, I waited for the guitar to acclimate for 24 hours. Finally I opened the box and noticed that the “this end up” side of the box revealed the bottom of the… Continue Reading Thanks UPS
My band is named Drat. At one particular rehearsal, in the basement of my guitar player Dave’s house, my other guitar player Gary had been fighting with his psycho wife. During our practice (we were in the basement) she (Gary’s wife) stormed in the house and threw Gary’s vintage Gibson Marauder down the stairs, snapping… Continue Reading Marauder massacre
When I was young and in college I wanted a good quality guitar to play. So I cashed out my savings and took the elevated train into Chicago where there was a fine little music store right downtown. After playing a bunch of their instruments I saw they had a wonderful 1962 Hofner acoustic, a… Continue Reading The Hofner
As we set up for a gig at a very small venue, I noticed the bathroom was close to the stage. This could be bad I thought. As the night progressed, the place got more and more crowded and I found myself actually dodging people on their way to the bathroom. The door kept swinging… Continue Reading Creeping Stench!
My 1995 Gibson ALL AMERICAN II. WHAT! It’s a discontinued model and pretty rare. It has single coil pick ups and it’s the loudest SOB of my 12 gats! I had it strapped on my shoulder, took it off, placed it on my guitar stand, bent over it to adjust my amp and pedals. The… Continue Reading Cracked My Neck
I have 1968 Martin D-28 whose neck has been broken twice, the first time by US Air on a trip to Binghamton my guitar ended up in Elmira. When I got it back the neck had a horse shoe crack on the back about 4″ below the headstock. The second time it fell face first… Continue Reading Off with her head