Author: Steve

Hofner Shorty

Introduction I first saw Rob Chapman play one of these on youtube and when I found one for £50 on eBay, I knew it was a sign. I played it for a while and although it was ok, it wasn’t for me…as it was. So I did some reading and planning (along with some things…

Skaface! Ibanez GIO project

Contents To quickly skip to a relevant section, please use the following links: Introduction The Guitar Playing with Vinyl New Parts Teardown Deleting the old pickup selector slot, adding new control holes and test fitting the bridge Headstock drilling for machine heads and vinyl treatment Prep Prime and Paint Detail Clear coat Finish Electronics Assembly…

Deviant Art

Thought I’d make a quick post to say that I have created an account on DeviantArt and have uploaded a bunch of current and past graphics that I’ve created. I mainly used paint.net and the Microsoft Expression suite to create these. Featured to the left is my most recent tribute to both “Albert” by Richard Harris and…

The Marathon

I apologise to my little website in advance, but this is something which means a lot more to me than guitars and music. I would like to take the recent passing of one of my favourite actors – Robin Williams – as an opportunity to talk about depression and anxiety from my perspective. I was…

SG ’60s revival

Introduction This is my second ever guitar and the first one I really modified. The original guitar is a Westfield SG copy. After constant playing, use and experimentation, inevitably things started to go. As this was my first attempt at this sort of work, I was working to a reasonably tight budget. Existing issues Lots…