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John Petrucci & Ernie Ball Release the Monarchy Series

John Petrucci’s latest Music Man guitar may not be entirely necessary. Do the Monarchy Series Majesty’s specifications bring anything new? Let’s compare!

Between the Buried and Me Ready to Record New Album

Dan Briggs, bassist for Between the Buried and Me, has revealed the group will be entering the studio in August to begin recording a new album.

Sikth Release New Songs from Latest Album

Prog / Tech Metal gods Sikth have released a couple new tracks from their latest album “The Future in Whose Eyes?” – of course they are excellent.

Roger Waters’ New Album Preview

Roger Waters has released some short previews of new songs from his up and coming album “Is This What We Really Want?” – and they sound GOOD.

Preview “The Big Interview” with Roger Waters

Roger Waters sits down with Dan Rather for an hour-long interview with AXS TV. Check out the two sneak peek videos released here!

Online Guitar Store Finder (Used / Vintage)

The best online guitar stores to find new, used, and vintage instruments at the best prices. All sites are graded by quality and reviewed!

Top 10 – The Best Heavy Metal Guitars [2020]

The definitive list of the best heavy metal guitars guitars, as decided by popular vote from the metal community’s objective preferences.

How To: Compound Radius Router Jig

A pictorial guide to help you construct a router jig capable of creating perfect compound-radius fretboards. Make sure you check the videos at the end!

How To: Circle/Radius Cutting Jig

A simple yet effective router jig for making circular cuts – this is pretty much the standard for any carpenter or luthier – even a bit more complex.

Compound Radius Calculator

A complete toolset for calculating the measurements to achieve the most perfect fretboard construction possible – your action will never be lower than this!

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.

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