Single Coil Pickup

How High Should my Pickups be?

How high should you adjust your pickups after your kit guitar assembly is complete? It makes sense to want to know after all it has the potential to have an impact on the output of your new guitar and since you have built this guitar yourself you don’t have the benefit of having this taken care […]

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Sanding Block

Sanding a Guitar Body Prior to Painting

In the following article, we’re going to cover some of the basics of guitar sanding. While it may seem fairly obvious, in essence, correct preparation will make or break the quality of your guitar kit’s finish so it makes sense to take the time to do the job properly. Just like in a recording studio it’s […]

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Guitar Finishing Safety

Staying Safe when Finishing a Guitar There are a few things to be aware of right from the start when it comes to finishing a guitar, some are obvious and some not so. If in doubt always remember to read the manufacturers instructions for application and if unsure look into the product you are using […]

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GIGmate PRO Guitar Kits

Guitar Tools Review: GIGmate PRO Guitar Kit

For guitar players, whether professional or just starting out, having the right guitar tools really helps to maintain your instrument and get the best out of it at all times, in terms of tone and playability. The GIGmate PRO Guitar Tool Kit claims to be the industry standard in guitar tool kits and after putting […]

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Timbermate Wood Grain Filler

Wood Grain Filler for Guitar Bodies

All hardwoods are fairly open grained, some more than others. To achieve a smooth glossy finish we require an even surface to work with and when using an open grain timber such as Mahogany this can be difficult. To achieve this the open pores of the timber should be filled using wood grain filler. It’s not […]

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Acoustic Guitar Tonewoods

Guitar Tonewoods

A tonewood is a type of timber Luthiers (makers of stringed instruments) refer to for its tonal characteristics e.g. it’s, ability to make a nice sounding guitar. They are almost always a hardwood. We have listed the 5 most common timbers below. Mahogany – A warm sounding timber commonly used by Gibson. Many guitarists consider […]

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Guitar Pickups Explained

Pickups play a massive role in the tone of an electric guitar, so it makes sense to understand the basics of how they actually work and the variations of guitar pickups available. In the most basic sense, the pickups you will be dealing with when assembling an electric guitar kit are magnetic. There are other […]

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