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Guitar Neck Profile Guide
Perhaps one of the most overlooked (or unrecognized) features of a guitar is its neck profile. For many guitarists, the specific shaping of their guitar’s neck isn’t on their list of specifications when describing their needs. The reason for this…
Neck Pitch – Why and How
For a beginner guitarist, neck pitch (tilt) is nowhere on the radar when it comes to choosing an instrument. The color is much more important. They'll eventually discover that different neck pitches change the feel of the guitar significantly, though.…
Now Available: Custom Guitar Template Drawings
As many of you may not know already, I have been creating custom template drawings for customers. This is not something that was ever advertised, it just came about after various people contacted me via email to ask if it…
Build Log: Semi-Hollow Acrylic Top Flying V
While this may be the first build log published on Electric Herald, it's certainly not the first build to come from the templates found here. What's interesting about this one is that some significant modifications were made to the original…
How to Intonate a Guitar (or Bass)
While this article deals specifically with standard single scale instruments in mind, you may use the same process on multi-scale instruments. Multi-scale instruments are designed to address some of the intonation problems outlined below, but still are subject to the…
Top 20: Best Electric Guitar Kits [2020]

Tired of the same Strat kits? We’ve assembled the best group of unique, high quality electric guitar kits available with all specs listed.

Best DIY Guitar Kits – Site Reviews [2020]

We take a look at the best websites to buy DIY guitar kits. If you want build your own guitar but don’t have all of the expensive tools, this is the way!

Guitar Repair Tools Guide [Purchase List – 2020]

Thinking about repairing or modifying your own guitar? Interested in becoming a luthier? We can help you get started with this extensive tool list.

Where to Build Your Own Guitar Online

If you’re looking to simplify the process of designing your own guitar, you’ll be pleased to learn that you can do it entirely online with these sites.

5 Effective Ways to Easily Sell Your Custom Guitars

A helpful guest article discussing some of the ways luthiers can market their custom built guitars, both online and offline.

The Electric Herald is a fantastic resource for Guitarists and Luthiers seeking to hone and refine their craft. Joel’s expertise is unmatched, and his guiding tips, tricks and insights make this platform one of the most impactful on the web. We browse his content quite often for inspiration and knowledge for our own guitar guides and recommendations.

Liam F | Music Grotto | Founder and Editor

We’ve worked successfully with Joel on several custom guitars and wouldn’t hesitate to do so again when the need arises. There is an attention to detail and a level of intuition here that is uncommon to find.

Jeff Lee | Halo Custom Guitars, Inc. | CEO

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