Most of us regard changing or replacing strings as arduous and time-consuming, but it doesn’t have to be. Depending upon the type of guitar you own, string changing can be accomplished in a matter of minutes. Constant repetition is the key — kind of like practicing — and as a guitarist, that’s what you do.
Alvarez, which has had a long-standing friendship with band members Bob Weir and the late Jerry Garcia, has commemorated the group's 50th anniversary by releasing its new Grateful Dead series of guitars—a stunning, limited-edition line.
In this new Guitar World video, GW's tech editor, Paul Riario, shows you how to make basic adjustments to your guitar's truss rod. In the clip, which you can check out below, Riario is joined by an Epiphone ES-339 PRO and a Fender Strat.
The Ashburn, which was designed by John Page, co-founder of the Fender Custom Shop and one of the greatest living custom luthiers, is a production guitar ($1,495 MSRP) with all the custom features of the custom guitars Page builds himself.
These videos and audio files are bonus content related to the January 2015 issue of Guitar World. For the full range of interviews, features, tabs and more, pick up the new issue on newsstands now or at the Guitar World Online Store.
In this brand-new video, Guitar World's Paul Riario and his loaner Charvel Jake E. Lee signature model guitar hit the streets of New York City with D'Addario's new NYXL strings. The goal? To find out just how tough NYXL's strings are!
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