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Fifty Years in the Hole

Simon brought us his badass Futurama guitar (a Hagstrom III in slightly different costume) for a set-up and a small bit of electronics work.  It cleaned up beautifully and now plays like a cheese dream.  In the course of our … Continue reading

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How Long Does a Refret Last?

We get asked a lot of relevant questions here and many of them are about guitars.  One of the more common inquiries occurs when discussing refrets.  A guitar owner has a lot of questions and justifiably so, it’s a big … Continue reading

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The Mysterious and Untranslateable Case of the Souvenir Toenail

(Note: Gary is currently traveling in Japan, in the Tokyo area, and we received this glorious update of his wanderings.  Please enjoy!) A souvenir toenail 400 4/2/2012 So glad this gift! Akasaka Tosa cuisine neboke (is sleep-fogged) and Mr. Gary … Continue reading

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three chords and a relative truth

Everybody knows a guitar is an instrument of the Devil.  It should be obvious to even the simplest of minds guitars must be regulated like anhydrous ammonia, shipped in carefully monitored portable bunkers and surrounded by sweepers and security.  Drones … Continue reading

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The Extra Wrap (Stability and Positioning)

Here’s a clever twist brought to our attention by our friend Bob C.  He wraps the three plain strings on his barrel-saddle bridge once around the barrel before the string leaves the bridge and heads down the neck. Why is … Continue reading

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