Can you Fix a Broken Guitar Headstock?

can you fix a broken guitar headstock

Guitars have a habit of breaking, unfortunately. And it’s often the headstock that is the place where the break occurs. It may be because they’re the most fragile parts of the guitar or take the most impact when we inevitably drop them. Whatever it is headstocks get cracked, snapped and broken all the time. So …

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What is the Heel of a Guitar? (Neck Joint)

what is a guitar heel

It may not seem like that big of a deal but the heel of the guitar is very important. It supports the guitar, strengthens it and also plays a role in the tone. You may have paid little attention to the heel but it’s not just a random bit of wood. And all guitarists both …

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Parts of a Guitar: it’s Anatomy Explained

parts of a guitar

The guitar is a truly amazing instrument. But the parts of a guitar can be confusing. There are more than you might have first thought. And if you’re new to the guitar it can difficult learning which each part is and what they do. Which can be a hindrance. You’ll hear lots of terms and …

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Guitar Sustainers: Everything you Need to Know

guitar sustainers guide

Sustain is something a lot of guitarists love and want. In fact they want as much of it as they can get! But how do you get that sustain? With a guitar sustainer, obviously! Yes, there are systems you can get to give you unlimited sustain. You may have seen some of your favorite guitarists …

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How Long do Guitar Strings Last?

how long do guitar strings last

Changing guitar strings is a bit of a chore, right? But it’s essential to get your guitar sounding and playing well. Old strings sound dull and are more prone to breaking. But you may be wondering how long do guitar strings last? Do you need to change them every week, month, year? Can you get …

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What is a Guitar Nut and What Does it Do?

what is a guitar nut

Understanding the parts of the guitar can be confusing. Even if you’ve been playing for years you may still have gaps in your knowledge. I know as a casual player that I heard people talking about “the nut” and used to wonder “what is a guitar nut?” regularly. There are so many new terms and …

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Can you Reuse Guitar Strings?

can you reuse guitar strings

You may have wondered whether you can reuse guitar strings. There are certain situations where it might make sense to reuse a string. Sometimes you have broken just one string and want to reuse another instead of buying a whole new set. Or you’ve accidentally strung the strings in the incorrect order and need to …

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How Many Frets are there on a Guitar?

how many frets are there on a guitar

A fundamental part of a guitar are its frets. If you’re not sure what the frets on a guitar are they’re actually the the strips of metal along the neck, also known as ‘fretbars’. They are what determines the pitch of the note(s) that is produced when you play the guitar – that is plucking …

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