Harakka custom guitar pickups

Custom guitar pickups

This time I thought I would talk a bit about custom guitar pickups, or more specifically custom/one-off pickups. Although the construction of a pickup could hardly be simpler, it’s certainly a topic people tend to get very passionate about and one that wo ...

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Levelling guitar frets

I’m sure you must’ve wondered, as I once did, if levelling frets is nothing but a well thought out plot to get you to spend your hard earned cash at your local luthiers workshop. After all, frets are made of metal and are much thicker than the ...

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Trip to Fiskars

As so many here in Finland, I too feel I have a strong bond with the surrounding nature and I’ve therefore been horrified seeing how tropical forests are being hacked down. I can’t deny that I love the look of highly figured Brazilian rosewood or some pit ...

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Trems and vibes

To me the best designs have both a function and are pretty to look at. I’d say it’s quite rare a design is considered a real classic, so what makes it a classic? Does it need the majority’s approval? Does it need the maturity of an old design or can a new ...

Thoughts about guitar necks

Neck profiles on guitars (and basses) and favourite colours are similar in that they are always based on personal preferences. And as silly as it sounds to say that blue is a far superior colour, the same argument applies to instrument necks, although it’ ...

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Turenki Tonefest 2014

This was the first time I went to Turenki Tonefest although I believe it was the fourth year it was organized. I pretty much knew what to expect, incredibly beautiful guitars, amps and other paraphernalia from some of Finland's best luthiers, and I wasn’t ...