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How Do I Get a Custom Guitar Built?

That’s the number-one question we get asked. The answer begins with you.

It begins with an idea you had; with a vintage guitar you once owned—you know, that one that got away; or with a guitar you saw that really grabbed you and wouldn’t let go. Maybe it’s the guitar…


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Wild West Guitars is going LIVE on FACEBOOK! (Link)

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, we are hosting our first guitar clinic of the year online with PRS Signature Artist, Zach Myers on Wednesday, May 6th at 6:30 PM (PST).

Zach will be talking about his favorite guitars, albums, talk gear, and do a song run through so mark your calendar for this special Live Guitar Clinic.

We will have Q&A at the…

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Recently tweed twins have become very prevalent in the guitar playing world with Joe Bonamassa sporting a pair onstage and having Fender build his signature model. Inevitably the debate over low power vs. high power begins. I have never thought about it too much, having owned a couple Victoria low power twins in my day, until I was asked. So I thought I would look it up. Not being a…

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AMPS AMPS AMPS

So you just bought that Custom shop/ Masterbuilt of your dreams, now what? Well the first thing is grab a cable and fire up the amp…hmmm…the amp. Truth is your amp choice is just as important as your guitar choice. And there are a metric s**t ton of them out there. First consideration, what are you going for? A British beast? A headroom pedal platform? Or a high gain…

As most of you know, many old school American and British amps pre 1970 had just one volume. So how did players get great crunch tones? Well the answer is simple, push the volume towards “10”. With a non-master Marshall or many tweed designs there are a couple of ways to increase your gain content. If you have a two channel, four input head or combo, try running a jumper cable…