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TOP MODS FOR CHEAP GUITARS

Posted in Ask Ray, Lessons    //    Post Date - July 7, 2017

Top mods for cheap guitars A lot of great players I see in my workshop use cheap and cheerful HotRodded Asian guitars. The main advantages are low initial cost and availability of a vast array of aftermarket replacement hardware. Guitars based on classic designs [copies] are ideal for modification. Substandard…

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Fender USA Deluxe Strat 2 Point Trem Vs 6 screw

Posted in Ask Ray    //    Post Date - June 23, 2017

Q: I have a Fender USA Deluxe Strat. It has the newer 2 point trem, whereas my older strat has a 6 screw. ┬áBoth have been professionally setup, but the older one holds its tuning better. With a floating bridge, and using the guitar for vibrato, the 2 point keeps…

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ASK RAY: WHAT’S THE BEST TONEWOOD FOR MY NEW ELECTRIC GUITAR?

Posted in Ask Ray    //    Post Date - June 20, 2017

Welcome to a new Australian Musician series we’re calling ASK RAY, in which respected Melbourne guitar luthier and repairer Ray Carlton will discuss guitar-related topics and invite you, the reader to participate in the discussion, ask more questions and suggest other topics which Ray can cover. Here’s Ray’s first article…

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