Dec 06 2016

VW Themed Maret Custom Guitar

Hey everyone! Aaron here. I’ll be using this month’s blog post to talk about a custom guitar project that we’re all pretty excited about. To give you a little background, I embarked upon my path of lutherie at a pretty young age under the instruction of my father, who has been a guitar maker since …

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Oct 24 2016

Making an acoustic bridge for a vintage Martin

Building a great acoustic guitar is tricky business. One has to find the perfect balance between two opposing ideas: build a guitar that sounds good, or build a guitar that lasts. If the guitar is too solidly built, it won’t have any resonance and will sound terrible; if the guitar is too flimsy, it will collapse …

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Aug 10 2016

Strange Guitarworks welcomes Dunlop Strings!

We are proud to announce that we are now an official dealer for Jim Dunlop strings! We restring a LOT of guitars, and we’ve found Dunlop strings to be among our favorites. They’re built really well, are extremely consistent, are generously long (handy for long scale & hollow body instruments), made in America, and the …

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Jul 30 2016

Rebuilding a vintage Gibson acoustic guitar

We have the greatest job in the world: we play with guitars all day, and oftentimes get our grubby mitts on vintage instruments that we wouldn’t ever get to see as mere mortals. Occasionally we see vintage gear that looks almost brand new, but most times when an older instrument comes into our shop it …

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Jun 17 2016

Fixing a broken headstock for The Revivalists

We do a lot of work for The Revivalists. Three of their seven members play electric, acoustic, and/or bass guitars, and as they seem to play them pretty hard and tour a LOT,  the band keeps us pretty busy. This week Zach brought his old Guild hollowbody in, which had it’s headstock broken and then …

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May 13 2016

A word from Aaron

Hey everyone, Aaron here. I’ve been repairing your instruments alongside Benjamin for the last 4 months, and I’ve had the pleasure of meeting many of you in the shop by now. I’ve even seen some of you out on gigs around town! It’s been great getting to know you, the working musicians of New Orleans, …

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Mar 28 2016

How to relic a guitar in one easy step!

Have you ever wondered how to relic a guitar? Well, wonder no more – we can teach you how to relic a guitar in one easy step, with no tools nor experience necessary! Here’s the secret no other guitar tech is willing to tell you: in order to give your guitar that amazing, broken in …

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Mar 09 2016

Routing for a P pickup

We generally consider ourselves rather fearless when it comes to working on guitars. Over the years, we’ve done some pretty crazy things at the request of some of our more experimental clients. Most of these things don’t really scare us, but occasionally a little pinch of fear is important: there’s no easier way to completely ruin a guitar …

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Jan 22 2016

Repairing a broken headstock with an overlay

Fixing broken headstocks are a regular part of life in a guitar repair shop. Most times people bring their guitars to us, thinking that a broken headstock means the death of their beloved guitar. The thing is, most headstock breaks aren’t nearly as bad as people tend to think, and we can resuscitate their instrument with relative …

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Jan 08 2016

Introducing Aaron Younce!

Oh man, I have been looking forward to this day for over three years. Today is the day that my dear friend Aaron Younce joins me at Strange Guitarworks. (This is the most rockin’ picture of him I have. First impressions are important.) I first met Aaron in San Francisco, and we worked side by …

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