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Christian Nelson  // Posts published by Christian Nelson

26 Aug Posted by in Tips | 2 comments

DIY Blues, Pt. 3: Touched For The Very First Time

DIY Blues, Pt. 3: Touched For The Very First Time

There is plenty of information about guitar repair on the internet, not all of it great (the article you are currently reading comes to mind). However, there are at least a few useful resources that will help you troubleshoot and provide a good overview of basic repairs. The following “Instructable”, written by an enterprising 15-year-old, ...

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20 Aug Posted by in Tips | Comments

DIY Blues, Pt. 2: Something Busted, Something Used

DIY Blues, Pt. 2: Something Busted, Something Used

So here’s my situation: I’ve got a beat up Epiphone Les Paul (muddy pickups that cut out, a missing tuning peg and buzzing strings) and don’t want to spend a fortune on repairs, let alone a new guitar. Inspired by the do it yourself (DIY) punk rock ethos detailed in the pages of Michael Azerrad’s ...

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12 Aug Posted by in Tips | 2 comments

DIY Blues, Pt. 1: Reviving a Dead Guitar

DIY Blues, Pt. 1: Reviving a Dead Guitar

Disclaimer: The author claims no authority or expertise in the matters discussed here within. Quite the opposite. He welcomes corrections, advice and scathingly negative commentary where appropriate. Hopefully, this odyssey will inspire other timid souls to delve into the realm of guitar repair. As the stock market sinks further and further, it’s hard to justify ...

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