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How to Refret a Guitar

A step-by-step guide to walk you through the process of performing a complete re-fret job on your guitar – with easy to follow diagrams included.

How to Print a Guitar Template

Making your own guitar templates is much simpler than you might expect – all you need is a standard printer, paper, and some MDF.

The Works of Yuriy Shishkov – Fender’s Master Builder

Originally from Belarus, Yuriy Shishkov grew up in an era of awful guitars made by the Soviet Union before becoming Fender’s head master builder.

Converge Release New Tracks for Upcoming Album

Converge is in the process of finishing their ninth studio album – they have released two new tracks (one as a music video) that you can preview here.

Chester Bennington of Linkin Park Commits Suicide

Linkin Park frontman Chester Bennington has been found dead from an apparent suicide this morning shortly before 9:00am (7/20/17)

Jackson Releases 6 New Guitar Models

Jackson has scheduled six brand new models to be released in October 2017, along with a number of new wood and finish combos for past favorites.

The Music Man St. Vincent Guitar (is not just for women)

One of Ernie Ball’s latest guitar models, the Music Man St. Vincent, has been misrepresented by the media as being the “first guitar designed for women”.

UK Tech-Fest (July 6th – 9th) – tickets still available!

The 2017 UK Techfest will take place over the course of three days (July 6th – July 9th) at the Newark Showground in Nottinghamshire. Tickets are available!

The Best 8-String Guitars under $500 [2020]

If you’re looking to get low without without breaking the bank, you’ll be surprised to find there are plenty of quality 8-string guitars for under $500!

New Chapman ML1 / ML1-8 RS Guitars arriving in the US

Chapman has just announced that a new shipment of their ML1-8 RS guitars will be arriving in the US – check out the full specifications here.

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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