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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?”

Custom Guitar Builders Online Directory

Find a luthier, repair shop, custom guitar maker, or boutique guitar companies near you. Match by location, services, and online ordering.

Online Bass Tuner App

A free online tuner for electric bassists – simply click the strings and tune to pitch. Check out our other apps once you’ve tuned up!

Fret Distance Calculator

A helpful application to do all of the math required fretting a guitar (or bass) – particularly useful for non-standard scale lengths.

Guitar Chords Chart App

A free online chord index that contains virtually every guitar chord and variation known. Useful for beginners and advanced players, no theory required.

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