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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!

How To: Radius Sanding Block Jig

A pictorial guide to help you build a router/dremel jig for creating your own radiused sanding blocks. Price and parts are minimal.

All Guitar Scale Charts in One Tool

A free application that contains all guitar scales in one place – much easier than having to sift through tons of individual charts!

How To Fretdress Your Guitar Flawlessly

Learn how to perform a professional fret dress on your guitar. Tool links and detailed diagrams will help guide you along the way.

Telecaster vs Stratocaster – Trouble Deciding?

Choosing a new guitar is a big decision, and even with some very definite preferences, choosing between a Stratocaster and a Telecaster can be a challenge.

How to Make a Bone Nut

A detailed walkthrough to teach you the process of making a new bone nut for your guitar from scratch – you need to know this to get perfect action!

Is Tonewood A Myth?

We take an open-minded approach to answering one of the biggest questions when it comes to building custom guitars: “does tonewood actually affect my tone?”

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