Guitar Finish

How To : Build a guitar, from start to finish

Have you ever been curious about how a guitar goes from a couple slabs of wood, to a beautiful hand crafted instrument? In this two-part video series, learn how these precious instruments are made from start to finish. In two parts, witness the adding of kerfing, inlaying the ...more

How To : Refinish the faceplate for an electric guitar

Make your electric guitar look precisely the way you want it! This video shows you how to sand down your guitar and then add your choice of varnish or finish to the neck and body. Restore a dinged and nicked guitar to rock star quality!

How To : Play A Simple Blues Lead Guitar Lick

There is a lot of mystery and voodoo surrounding blues guitar these days. With the common opinion claiming that in order to play the blues you have to really feel the music and respond with your playing. While this is certainly the case when improvising, I would argue that a g ...more

How To : Change a string on an acoustic guitar

In this tutorial, we learn how to change a string on an acoustic guitar. First, you will put the string in the bridge pin. Make sure the ball from the string is against the bridge plate. If the ball is underneath the bridge pin it will make the string come out easily. After yo ...more

How To : Play "Losing My Religion" by R.E.M. on guitar

In this video, we learn how to play "Losing My Religion" by R.E.M. on guitar. This song will be done in the open position. Start out with the intro, which will have the chords: F, A minor, G, D minor, D, E minor, and C. This song does not have any split measures, so every chor ...more

How To : Play "Jezebel" by Iron & Wine on guitar

In this video, we learn how to play "Jezebel" by Iron & Wine on guitar. Start off in B minor with capo on the second fret. Use the A minor, then use the chords C, G, and F. After you learn these simple chords, start to put them together to learn the main riff of the song. Cont ...more

How To : Play "Wherever You Will Go" by The Calling

Ways Linn introduces another in her series of acoustic guitar lessons, teaching users how to play "Wherever You Will Go" by The Calling. Before you get started you will need a capo to play this song. Ways Linn starts out by teaching you the chords you need to know to play the ...more

How To : Change the nylon strings on a classical guitar

In this Music & Instruments video tutorial you will learn how to change the nylon strings on a classical guitar. Take the peg winder and unwind all the old strings. Then unravel all the strings from the bridge. Make sure the bridge doesn’t fall off. Take a new string and ins ...more

How To : Mod a PS2 slim

This is a tutorial showing you how to mod a ps2 slim. This will allow you to play backups as well as Guitar Hero 2 customs. If you want to learn how to make your own copy I might put up a video for that. This tutorial also shows the swap trick in action. -I am not responsible ...more

How To : String An Electric Guitar

A First Timer's Guide When some new guitarists break their first string they stash it in the closet and forget about it. Me, I put the sweaty axe back in its case and asked my parents to take me to the local music store. After a morning full of senseless racket emanating from ...more

How To : Adjust the spring tension on a Tremolo

In this video, we learn how to adjust the spring tension on a Tremolo. First, find the strings in the back that are parallel to the body of the guitar. Then, unlock the nut and set the fine tuners so you have maximum range of adjustment. Start to twist the tuners at the bottom ...more

How To : Play "Champagne Supernova" by Oasis on guitar

In this tutorial, we learn how to play "Champagne Supernova" by Oasis on guitar. Start out with the chords E, A, D, G, B, and e. After this, you will have learned how to play the intro to the song. Once finished, you will play Asus2x0220, then Asus 2/g-302200. As you continue ...more

How To : Play "The Masterplan" by Oasis on guitar

In this video, we learn how to play "The Master Plan" by Oasis on guitar. First, play the A minor at 9 with G sharp and with G. Continue to play the A minor at 9 with F and D, then you will have the introduction to the song finished. Continue to break the song down into differ ...more

How To : Play "In Bloom" by Nirvana on electric guitar

In this video, we learn how to play "In Bloom" by Nirvana on electric guitar. The first riff will be played on the top string using E, B, G, D, A, and E. Play these together on different frets with power chords to get the best sound for the song. The second riff will include t ...more

How To : Play "Through the Glass" by Stonesour on guitar

In this video, we learn how to play "Through the Glass" by Stonesour on guitar. You will need to tune your guitar with E flat tuning to play this song correctly. The intro will be the chords: e, B, G, D, A and E, then repeat once more. Once you finish the intro, move onto the ...more

How To : Play "The Kill" by 30 Seconds To Mars on guitar

Learn how to play "The Kill" by 30 Seconds To Mars, an acoustic guitar tutorial. Follow along with this demonstration, tabs and lyrics here: tabs: http://www.guitartutee.com/tabs/2008/09/20/30-seconds-to-mars-the-kill/ Lyrics: What if I wanted to break Laugh it all off in y ...more

How To : Make an Electric Cigar Box Guitar for $25

A large number of the greatest musicians to ever shape the history of sound first learned to play on cheap, dirty, and often times even homemade instruments. There is a very unique atmosphere that comes about when creating music with something made by your own hands—out of wha ...more

How To : Draw folk legend Bob Dylan

In this tutorial, we learn how to draw fold legend Bob Dylan. To start, you will first draw the hair and the head along with the upper body, hands, and guitar. After this, you will start to add in the facial features. Draw on the eyes and add lines to make the face look more r ...more

How To : Play 112 jazz guitar chords

In this video, we learn how to play 112 jazz guitar chords. Start off with the F major 7 chord. Then play this where you mute the fifth and first strings so you only play the sixth, fourth, and third. Walk along these strings starting with the "e" and continuing through the sc ...more

How To : Play Paramore's "Pressure" on acoustic guitar

In this tutorial, we learn how to play Paramore's "Pressure" on acoustic guitar. First, you will need to tune your guitar using drop D tuning. After this, listen to the song to get a feel for how it sounds as you play, and where the chords change. After this, learn the differe ...more

How To : Play "Happy Birthday" on the guitar

In this video, we learn how to play "Happy Birthday" on the guitar. You will start out with the G on the E string on the D and the B string. Repeat the D note and then start with the E on the B string. After this, play the B and G strings, then the D major. Now, play the A not ...more

How To : Play the "Beat It" electric guitar solo

In this video, we learn how to play the "Beat It" electric guitar solo. You will want to focus on harmonics when you are playing this so it sounds just like the original song. Start out by playing the intro to the song, paying attention to where the highs and the lows of the s ...more

How To : Play "And I Love Her" by The Beatles on guitar

In this video, we learn how to play "And I Love Her" by The Beatles on guitar. Start out with the intro and an F sharp minor. Then, move to an E 6 and move to the second fret second string. Place these separately, then all together to play the entire intro together. Now, place ...more

How To : Play the minor pentatonic scale on your guitar

Justin teaches us how to play the minor pentatonic scale in this tutorial. This is a useful scale that you will use as long as you play the guitar. Start with your first finger in the fifth fret of the thickest string. Play A, then reach up with your fourth finger in the eight ...more

How To : Play "Flake" by Jack Johnson on electric guitar

In this video, we learn how to play "Flake" by Jack Johnson on electric guitar. If you are just starting out on the electric guitar, this is a great song to learn as a beginner. After you learn all the chords on the guitar, you will start out with the intro to the song. From h ...more

How To : Play the "Nothing Else Matters" solo by Metallica

In this tutorial, we learn how to play the "Nothing Else Matters" solo by Metallica. Start off with playing E, B, G, D, A, and E chords on the guitar. You can play these slowly so you get the hang of how they are supposed to sound. After you have these figured out, start to pl ...more

How To : Play "Creep" by Radiohead on electric guitar

In this video, we learn how to play "Creep" by Radiohead on electric guitar. Start on a G chord, then play B, C, and Cm. These are the only chords you will play through the entire song while doing a simple strum through the song. You will need to slide from one chord to the ot ...more

How To : Play "Fifteen" by Taylor Swift on acoustic guitar

In this video, we learn how to play "Fifteen" by Taylor Swift on acoustic guitar. You will need: a G cord, E minor 7, D, and D/F # to play this song. There are four beats for the verses of each song, so start off doing this with a G chord, then C at 9. After this, do an E mino ...more

How To : Play "You Found Me" by The Fray on guitar

In this video, we learn how to play "You Found Me" by The Fray on guitar. Start off with your capo on the fourth fret off your guitar. The intro is E, B, G, D, A, and E. When you finish repeating the intro as necessary, you will move on to the first verse. This starts with an ...more

How To : Play "Live Forever" by Oasis on acoustic guitar

In this video, we learn how to play "Live Forever" by Oasis on acoustic guitar. Start with G, D, A minor 7, C, D, then play this twice. After you do this, you will have the first part of the introduction to the song finished up until you reach where the chorus is at. After thi ...more

How To : Play "Wonderful Tonight" by Eric Clapton on guitar

In this video, we learn how to play "Wonderful Tonight" by Eric Clapton on guitar. The lead starts with E, A, D, G, B, and E, which is also the rhythm. After this, start with the intro to the song. The intro is: H, a, +E, E, E, +Q, a, +E, +E, E, and E. Make sure you are using ...more

How To : Play "Never Say Never" by The Fray on guitar

In this video, we learn how to play "Never Say Never" by The Fray on guitar. The verse for this song is: G, D, Em, Em, Cadd9, Cadd9, G, D/F#. Then, the chorus is: G, Bm, Em, Cadd9. The bridge is: Am, Em, D, Am, Em, D, Cadd9. Play these separately and master them before you sta ...more

How To : Play super fast runs on an electric guitar

In this tutorial, we learn how to play super fast runs on an electric guitar. You will be playing the notes at the very tip of the pick, going up and down as fast as you can. First, do the notes E, B, G, D, A, and E while on the third, sixth, ninth, fifteenth, eighteenth, and ...more

How To : Make the Guitar Bar decorative knot

In this video, we learn how to make the guitar bar decorative knot. First, set up the bard then cow hitch two strips of rope side by side. Next, measure each bar to 12 inches long and make sure you have 12 feet of rope. After this, build the frets of the bar, and while you are ...more

How To : Make DIY guitar pick earrings

In this video you learn to make earrings out of guitar picks. You will need round nose and regular pliers, wire cutters, 2 regular picks, bead reamer, earring hooks, jump rings, and long silver strands. Use the bead reamer to make a nice clean hole on the top edge of the guita ...more

How To : Paint the body of a guitar

In this tutorial, we learn how to paint a guitar! Before you begin, you will want to take your guitar apart. Once you've done that, go outside and clean your guitar removing any dust on it. Your next step is to smooth the whole body of the guitar with 100 grit followed by 150 ...more

How To : Style your hair like a Japanese rock star (J-Rock)

Looking for a hardcore rock and roll image but don't know how to play an instrument? Mix styles from punk rock and goth to ’80s hair bands; and get the extreme look of Japanese rock musicians without ever lifting a guitar. You Will Need * A picture of your desired style * A pr ...more

How To : Play 12-bar Blues style guitar

Justin is giving guitar lessons in the 12 Bar Blue Styles *In the lesson Justin is going to teaching 12 bar blue styles with a chunker chunker rhythm. Chunker chunker is just a word taught by Justin's teacher for the strumming action. *He is going to go very slow and then pi ...more

How To : Draw "Spike" the bulldog and "Mike" the bully

Grab a pen and some paper and get ready to draw a fun animal toon! Join Bruce Blitz as he shows you how people can look like their pets and vice versa. You will need paper, pencil, markers, colored chalks or colored pencils and an eraser. Using your pencil, start by drawing 2 ...more

How To : String an Electric Guitar

A First Timer's Guide When some new guitarists break their first string they stash it in the closet and forget about it. Me, I put the sweaty axe back in its case and asked my parents to take me to the local music store. After a morning full of senseless racket emanating from ...more

How To : Things to Do on WonderHowTo (01/04 - 01/10)

WonderHowTo is made up of niche communities called Worlds. If you've yet to join one (or create your own), get a taste below of what's going on in the community. Check in every Wednesday for a roundup of new activities and projects. This week: A phoneography challenge on silh ...more

How To : Things to Do on WonderHowTo (06/06 - 06/12)

WonderHowTo is a how-to website made up of niche communities called Worlds, with topics ranging from Minecraft to science experiments to Scrabble and everything in-between. Check in every Wednesday evening for a roundup of user-run activities and how-to projects from the most ...more

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