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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Jan 06 2016

Cello guitar end pin fix

Here’s something you don’t see every day: The story is that a former cellist started playing guitar, and it just felt more natural to play the guitar vertically. Someone helpfully installed a cello endpin, but unfortunately didn’t do it correctly, and the pin was very unstable and wobbled all over the place. Now, I don’t …

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Dec 30 2015

2015 year in review

Oh man, what a year! This was an incredibly productive year for Strange Guitarworks – absolutely crazy, super busy, always fascinating. All in all, a wonderful year, and I can’t thank each and every one of you enough. You’ve trusted me with your guitars, basses, mandolins, banjos, ukuleles, and some bizarre stringed instruments that I couldn’t …

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Dec 19 2015

Closed for the holidays!

Hey everybody – the shop will be closed for the holidays, until January 4th. We plan to open next year with a bang, so keep an eye out for some major announcements. Happy holidays! See you next year!  

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