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Monthly Archive for: ‘May, 2011’

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Evo Pro Build Diary – Part 1

As an insight into how I work I have decided to post a build diary of an Evo Pro guitar. I won’t show every stage of the build but will try and include as much as I can. Feel free to ask questions as the build progresses and I’ll do my best to answer. I’ll kick off ‘Part 1’ with …

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Two Evo Pro Guitars Available from Stock

I now have two Evo Pro guitars available from stock. These are the two guitars that featured in a previous news article. Both guitars have hardware by Gotoh and pickups made by Sidewynder in Glasgow. These are the pickups that I mentioned previously and I have to say they are very good, well made, and offer a level of presence …

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Michael Chapman Drops In

Highly respected singer, songwriter, guitarist and more, Michael Chapman called at the workshop to have his trusty Larrivee evaluated. Michael has just got back from playing a series of gigs in the USA but unfortunately his main ‘live’ guitar was badly damaged in flight at the start of the tour. Luckily Michael was able to still use the guitar, despite …

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Sidewynder Pickups Arrive for Testing

Today I have kindly received two sets of Sidewynder Pickups to test and evaluate. Many of you may not be aware of this relatively new player in the world of bespoke pickups. Based in Glasgow, the pickups are handmade using a highly controlled coil winding technique around traditional Alnico magnets. Subtle changes in materials and the construction method produce a …

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