Why do some tuners have pins sticking out the back and no screw-holes? How would you go about installing tuners like this on your guitar? Well, it’s a little more involved than a screw-secured tuner but it’s still pretty straightforward.
Because there are many variables when it comes to tuning problems, it’s not terribly helpful to give your guitar to a tech and say, “It won’t stay in tune.” Having a think about some stuff beforehand can make a good result more likely.
Taylor’s Expression System preamp mounts very sleekly in the side of their guitars. If you ever have to remove one, though, you hit some bushings that can cause head-scratching. Check out the best (and safest) way to remove them.
If you make a guitar for $200, that’s fantastic. That so many budget instruments are as good as they are is amazing. But, being realistic, there has to be some impact on quality, right? What if we address that after purchase?
Another look at the integrated saddle/piezo pickup. You’ll most often find these in Takamine guitars but there are variants around. Like this Epiphone pickup. The action needed a little finessing here and this version presented it’s own challenges.