How to Record Acoustic Guitar

by Alex Fenton (Studio Manager, Swanfield Studios) Welcome to the first in a series of articles on recording techniques, bringing you studio tips straight to your own recordings. First up: acoustic guitar;  most musicians have picked one of these up at some point and have seen countless renditions at open […] Read more »

How to string a guitar

For the last twelve years, I’ve been fitting strings as recommended by Robbie Gladwell – and it works. I used to be of the once-through-the-hole-is-good-enough school of thought but after setting-up fifteen guitars in an afternoon for a Gibson/Epiphone showcase, I had it demonstrated, very publicly, that a secure string […] Read more »

How to re-fret a guitar

Okay, so you’ve had your frets levelled and re-profiled a couple of times and now they’re worn again. It’s time for a re-fret. If you’re primarily a rhythm player or old-school jazzer, you possibly don’t indulge in string-bending and can probably get away with quite low frets – Andy Summers […] Read more »