Author Archives: Charlton

NEW D60 in Chocolate Buffalo leather!

The Deluxe 60 is a 2” strap crafted with a dual ply blend of robust leather with a beautiful naturally textured surface. No bonded leather of paper thin splits here! Given the intense demands live rock performance places on a strap, the surface of the Deluxe 60 has just a bit more finish than our regular naked leather. This […]

Alternate Guitar Tunings

A guitar’s strings must be tuned in order for the instrument to play the desired notes. Standard tuning, which consists of the notes E, A, D, G, and B, is the most popular choice for a guitar’s tuning system (from the low E string to the high E string). However, many guitarists also use “alternative […]

The general purpose of a capo

When attached to the guitar neck, a capo raises the pitch of all the strings by the same amount. The Italian term “capo” means “head,” which is fitting because the capo is located at the guitar’s neck. A capo is primarily used to alter the key of a song without requiring the guitarist to alter […]

Guitar Pedal Signal Chains

Since their inception, guitar pedals have seen significant development. They’ve quickly become standard equipment for any guitarist serious about expanding their sonic palette. Putting together a signal chain of guitar pedals is one of the most effective uses for them. The arrangement and interconnection of pedals into a single unit is known as a signal […]

Maple vs Rosewood Fretboards

One of the first decisions you’ll face when outfitting your guitar with a fretboard is deciding between a maple fretboard and a rosewood fretboard. Both materials are distinct in their own ways, and both have benefits and drawbacks. In general, fretboards made of maple produce a more piercing and immediate sound. Maple fretboards, thanks to […]

The history of guitar straps

Straps for guitars have been around for well over a century, and their development has paralleled that of the instrument itself. Early guitarists often took a seat while strumming their guitars. Since this was the case, a guitar strap wasn’t necessary. Straps weren’t really needed until the early 20th century, when guitarists started playing their […]

What is leather tanning?

Leather is a resilient and useful material that has been used for a number of things for millennia, including clothing, footwear, and accessories. Leather tanning is the process of turning raw hide or skin into leather. In order to preserve the hide or skin and make it more resilient and resistant to rotting or decomposition, […]