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1976 Marshall Super Lead Restoration

Okay.  I do love my job. No, really I do. Sometimes a project comes along that I can really sink my teeth into. This poor old Marshall has been disrespected by several individuals armed with soldering irons and bad intentions. In this blog entry I will be documenting my efforts to de-modify this grand old … Continue reading

20 Questions With Cannon McDonald

20 Questions With Cannon McDonald

For this entry in our series of interviews with Granville customers we sat down with our good friend, Mr Cannon McDonald.  Cannon is a powerful, young player with a broad and beautiful future ahead of him.  Get comfy and enjoy this 20 Questions With Scooter.

A Better Neck Joint – The Bill Kirchen Neck Mod

A Better Neck Joint – The Bill Kirchen Neck Mod

For about as long as there have been electric guitars, there have been two primary methods to attach the instrument’s neck to its body.  Leaving aside “neck through” construction which involves making the guitar one continuous piece from headstock to bridge, those two types are “set neck” as used by Gibson and others and “bolt-on” … Continue reading

Gimme Some Slack : Some Thoughts On Locking Tuners

Gimme Some Slack : Some Thoughts On Locking Tuners

I had a very nice Les Paul Studio in the shop today with a very common mistake present. It has locking tuners. That’s not the mistake (although I’m not a fan of locking tuners on non-tremolo equipped guitars).  No, the mistake was how the strings were installed.  Locking tuners are designed to aid tuning stability … Continue reading

Potentiometer Basics

Potentiometer Basics

I have recently been asked a lot of questions regarding the mighty potentiometer and its function in guitars and amplifiers.  So, here is a brief and hopefully informative clip explaining what goes on inside these devices.  Enjoy!    

The K&K Pure Mini

Let’s talk about acoustic guitars for a moment.   They are wonderful, terrible beasts. They can make you happy and they can also make you want to break things.  The amplification of one of these little devils is frightfully tricky stuff.  I know perfectly fine luthiers and technicians who won’t bother with acoustic guitar electronics … Continue reading