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.
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.
Maintaining your guitar’s humidity level is key in avoiding lots of headaches, from a fluctuating setup to potentially expensive structural repairs.
There are so many different materials for acoustic guitar bridge pins, but how much difference do they make in your guitar tone?
Action (string height) plays a big role in how comfortable it is to play your guitar. High action could be due to a lot of different reasons—some are easy fixes.
Truss rod adjustments can make a big difference in an acoustic guitar's playability. However, even the most straightforward adjustments can have their pitfalls.
It can be frustrating when a brand new acoustic guitar isn't set up for optimum playability. Here are some reasons your new axe may need setup work right out of the box.
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.
Is it safe for the guitar, the strings, and the player to switch back and forth between standard and open tunings? Ask the Expert!
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.
Does your plugged-in acoustic-electric guitar sound uneven? Here are some tips on how to handle trouble with piezo pickups.
Here are some things to check if you notice something is outside of the reasonable range of intonation on your guitar and it’s off enough to bother the ear.