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Guitar Humidification

Guitar Humidification Why do I Need to Humidify My Guitar? The winter months can be a dangerous time for your prized instruments. The thin solid wood top that makes fine acoustic guitars sound so beautiful is particularly vulnerable. Here in the northeast, the colder months always keep my shop extra busy repairing warped necks, closing …

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Guitar String Recycling

Guitar String Recycling Are Guitar Strings Recyclable? Some food for thought this Earth Day: Did you know that musical instrument strings are not recycled through municipal recycling programs? That means strings cannot be put in the recycling bin at the curb. It is estimated that more than 1.5 million lbs. of instrument string metal could …

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Fender Factory Tour

In September of 2011, I was fortunate to take part in a tour of the Fender Musical instrument factory in Corona California.  At the time, Fender had just started giving these free public tours again and my friend Mike and I were very fortunate to be there!   Fender has factories and offices all over …

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