Project Offset - Phase two, modding & tackling common Import obstacles.

Project Offset - Phase two, modding & tackling common Import obstacles.

If you have a guitar you're planning on modifying, chances are that it will be an import instrument. There's good reason for that, they offer great quality bang for buck resulting in a great base for tweaks here and there than perhaps a more premium, pricier American made equivalent would. Let's face it, not everyone who's just spend £1500+ on a USA made instrument wants to go at it replacing bridges or pickups, so the import market offers great scope for DIY tweaking.
Meet The Maker - From pawn shop Strats, to artisan string winding. The story of Gts.co, with Gabriel Tenorio

Meet The Maker - From pawn shop Strats, to artisan string winding. The story of Gts.co, with Gabriel Tenorio

With our two part detailed look into Gts.co strings released throughout this week, what better way to round that up than with a chat with the man himself, Gabriel Tenorio. 
Refining tone & feel, a string gauge at a time - Gabriel Tenorio String Co explained - Pt.2

Refining tone & feel, a string gauge at a time - Gabriel Tenorio String Co explained - Pt.2

With Part.1 of the blog series spotlighting Gabriel Tenorio Strings that we released earlier this week, you'll have a good idea now on why the twists are so important. One detail you may have noticed if you've browsed the store looking at gts.co, is the more refined gauge choices available. With half gauges, refined specs and names like 'Super 10s', it's understandably easy to be lost amongst the choice, but it's all very much within reason, stick with it.
Just landed in the workshop

Just landed in the workshop

This Martin DCPA5 just landed with us in the workshop for a spot of TLC. It's owned by the lead singer and guitarist in local band, Of Kings & Captains. Such a great band and it has been a pleasure working on their guitars, this being the second. This one gets some good outings when they play acoustic sets, so seeing as it's a new year, it was worth giving it some TLC.
The neck has a little too much forward relief so I'm going to correct that, along with tweaking the bridge saddle to bring the action a touch lower and make it feel a little more playable. But other than that, I'm happy with the nut slot string height so nothing to touch there, and the top seems happy so no sense that it's been at the receiving end of the wrong humidity levels. Meaning I should be able to get it set up nicely.
This dreadnought shape is super loud, so I'm looking forward to getting it set up right with a fresh set of Martin SP Lifespan Light's (12s) and see how it plays and sounds on the other side, especially in the hands of Of Kings & Captains again.
Cheers for dropping it by lads!

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11 January, 2016 by James P Gascoigne