Cleaning and maintaining your fretboard can be fun and satisfying. Here are some expert tips on how to do the job the right way.
When setting up a guitar for a player who uses many alternate tunings, I take a slightly different approach from the usual setup job.
Binding replacements on vintage guitars are becoming increasingly common as more and more old celluloid turns to dust
Considering the physics of sound in stringed instruments, let's explore the impact that tuners can have on the tone of an acoustic guitar.
Here's how to keep the tuning components on your acoustic guitar moving smoothly, from cleaning to proper lubricant selection for both modern and vintage guitars.
When to change strings is an age-old question with no clear answer, and one that I still field regularly from repair clients.
Whether or not pickguards affect guitar tone is an interesting topic, and opinions vary in the field of guitar makers.
Using a rubber soundhole plug is a go-to move for reducing feedback when plugging in an acoustic guitar. But what effect does it have on tone?
AG's repair expert weighs in on a common playability issue and the only sure way to cure the moldy case blues
Here's a guide to understanding the acoustic guitar nut, a critical area where a few thousandths of an inch can make a big difference in intonation and tuning stability
Whether building an instrument from scratch, restoring a collector’s item, or setting up a brand-new guitar, it’s likely that some amount of fretwork will be required.
Will using medium strings on a 1936 Martin D-18 put too much pressure on the the instrument over time? Ask the Expert.
For those living in an overly humid environment, acoustic guitars can take on serious damage from the air around them. Here's how to take care of guitars in an extremely humid environment.
Here's a guide to understanding scale length on acoustic guitars, an often overlooked design variable that has a big impact on the sound and feel of the guitar.
How can you improve a budget guitar? This is a simple question with a complicated answer. To really tackle the subject, we’ll have to let's consider a few different areas.
Thinking about a career in guitar making or repair? Here are some resources to help get you started off on the right foot.
Balance between the neck and body of an acoustic guitar is important to the sound and playability of the instrument.
Guitar repair expert Martin Keith explains the differences between steel and nylon guitar strings and shares some useful terminology.
Here is an end-to-end approach for for finding and fixing those annoying rattles and buzzes on your acoustic guitar.
All guitarists have one thing in common: we eventually need to change our strings. Here's how to restring an acoustic guitar.
There are so many different materials for acoustic guitar bridge pins, but how much difference do they make in your guitar tone?
Truss rod adjustments can make a big difference in an acoustic guitar's playability. However, even the most straightforward adjustments can have their pitfalls.
Should you be concerned about string tension on parlor guitars from the early 1900s? Considering that very few of these instruments have truss rods, it's a valid worry.
Celluloid rot, the degrading of the plastic used for the binding on vintage guitars, is a common occurrence. Here we take a look at why this deterioration happens.
Touchup is one of the real dark arts of instrument repair, and one that exists in an almost entirely different universe from structural and functional repairs.