Tools for Musicians

Caring for Rosewood

Rosewood requires a little bit of extra care and consideration to maintain it’s rich color and healthy moisture levels. This post goes over steps to clean, condition, protect, and maintain the rosewood on your instrument.

String Replacement Tips and Techniques

The methods used to restring a guitar have an impact on tuning stability in both the short and long term. Having a defined plan for measuring, cutting, and wrapping strings around different styles of tuning pegs helps stability, efficiency and consistency. This post goes over the methods I use to re-string a guitar, including measurements and a step-by-step guide.

The Setup Process

The setup determines how your instrument feels, plays, and sounds. Each adjustment may influence the others, so it’s important to understand each step as part of a larger process. This post gives an overview of the setup steps, as well as more details on each specific part.