In this upgrade and build guide we're going to be providing some budget-friendly suggestions for improving the PRS 245 SE electric guitar, which is already very affordable. We'll be switching out the pickups, strings and the strap hardware which, in many of the cheaper SE models, tends to get loose … Read More
In this build guide we're going to look at some decent and recommendable Stratocaster bridge upgrades for a few different Stratocaster guitars. These models span both Fender and Squier brands and, generally speaking, are compatible with each bridge mentioned.
Keep in mind, these bridges may not be considered upgrades for … Read More
In this build we're going to take a cheaper Fender HSS Standard Stratocaster electric guitar and give it a major face life, replacing all three pickups, the bridge and the strings. Since we're using the HSS model, we've got to switch out a humbucker at the bridge position and two single … Read More
The PRS SE electric guitars are fantastic for modding. Even without any changes, they're some of the best economy guitars available. The Standard 24 comes with a Mahogany body and Maple neck that includes the vaunted "bird" fretboard inlays. While these aren't made in Maryland like their more expensive PRS … Read More
This build guide is how we recommend upgrading the Ibanez JS140 electric guitar, which is an economy version of Joe Satriani's much more expensive signature model. Out of the box this guitar is decent, but a few simple upgrades can give it a lot more power and a far more … Read More
In this build guide we're taking a mid-range Fender Telecaster, the Modern Player Thinline model with P90 pickups, and upgrading to a more robust pair of Seymour Duncan Antiquity pickups for a little more growl along with a smoother jazz-like finish and a distinct '50s tone.
We'll also replace the … Read More
For this upgrade and build guide we're using a Squier Vintage modified Telecaster with a basswood body. Some of the Squier electric guitars are made with a pine body, which I'm really not crazy about.
Pine is a very cheap wood and not at all ideal for producing a decent … Read More