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More on building relic guitars

I found a great article today about the guys (John Page and Vince Cunetto) who built the first Fender Custom Shop relics back in the ’90’s and some of the techniques they use. Here are some interesting points; Cunetto has spent countless hours doing R&D to find the right techniques. To make the finger-wear marks […]

Oh No!!! Van crashes into guitar repair shop

Doc Pittillo described the Saturday morning crash that has left him physically unharmed but financially devastated as something akin to a psychedelic experience. “I turned around and actually saw the van come through the window of the store,” Pittillo said. “It was slow motion.” Pittillo, owner of The Guitar Doctor, 18171 Euclid St., said he […]

Vintage Fender Colours

Just a quickie..I found Curtis Novak’s  great site with a wonderful pictorial view of vintage Fender colours. Even if you aren’t interested in the colours, it’s worth having a look for the lovely photography. In Curtis’ own words… These are pictures of my sample blocks of Fender 60’s colors. I attempted to create as accurate […]

A book worth investigating…

Just been reading about the updated version of Phil Taylor’s book about David Gilmour’s iconic black Stratocaster… “The Black Strat” is the first and only accurate and knowledgeable account of David Gilmour’s favourite Stratocaster guitar. Written by Phil Taylor – David’s personal guitar technician since 1974 – to coincide with the release of the long […]