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Could Your Guitar Be A Roadblock To Success As A Guitar Player?

Could Your Guitar Be A Roadblock To Success As A Guitar Player?

Could Your Guitar Be A Roadblock To Success As A Guitar Player?

A hard to play guitar could be a roadblock to success as a guitar player and musician. At Haywire Custom Shop, we prep a guitar with our “8 Point Gig Ready Process”.  Of course not every step is completely necessary on every guitar, for example if the pickups on the guitar we are working on are potted (dipped in wax) no need to cover that again.  As a result, our process has an underlying agenda.

we avoid problems that create roadblocks to your success

Which is to act as a screening tool for an overall view of your guitar integrity as well as play-ability. By going over each step it can and often does lead to checking into other issues that need attention. So, basically we do a preliminary forensic guitar test to determine the overall baseline health of the guitar.

The most important part of your guitar is its neck.  Because all guitar necks are subject to great stress as a result of string tension and seasonal change, there are times when a neck may take on a slight bow (or warp) or neck hump.  However, if it does, there is no cause for alarm we’ll find it when we check for the straightness.

insure your success as a guitar player

Therefore we avoid problems that create roadblocks to your success as a guitar player.  As they arrive in the shop, each guitar neck is checked and adjusted to be sure it is true and straight to ensure proper alignment on all axis. This step ensures proper action and allows for better and consistent string height and easier guitar tuning and playing. If a neck is bowed, then playing at the bowed area in the neck is always more difficult. The reason is that the strings are higher off the neck at the area of the bow. A player has to remember to slightly change his/her technique when playing around that spot. Rather than have to deal with that we make sure the neck is parallel to the strings and all action up and down the neck is the same. In that way, a player only has to think about the  music and not how hard to push down the strings in certain problem spots.  Finally, our inspections and fixes can help insure your success as a guitar player. Make sense?

Haywire Custom Guitars-Play with ease

             Play Effortlessly

We offer: Guitar Neck Replacement, Fret leveling, Nut filing
Custom Guitar Neck Contours, Custom guitar neck shaping, thinning, shaving and profiling


About the Author:

Mr. Rick Mariner Owner and Founder and CEO of Haywire Custom Guitars Inc. He is a member of The Association of Stringed Instrument Artisans (A.S.I.A.) as well as a guitar player. Rick holds a bachelors degree from University of Md. and a Masters degree from George Washington University. Rick developed his exclusive 8 – Point “Gig- Ready” guitar process that allows for Custom Guitars that are “GIG-READY”. With Rick’s many years of development and guitar set-up experience, Haywire Guitar shop “Builds satisfied players… one Haywire guitar at a time”.

One Comment

  1. Curtis Barbour July 4, 2018 at 8:57 am

    Great instruction and advice for guitarists everywhere!! CBB

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