In February 2015 we shipped an order of 10 Aperio neck shims to Jamie Arnett at 21 N Shafer St, Athens, OH 45701. There was something familiar about that address and we looked into it. The shipping and billing address was actually Stewart MacDonald's. Hmm. Excitement! Was Jamie ordering them for himself at Stew Mac's [...]
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This has nothing to do with stainless steel refrets or guitar repair. But it will be useful to some. I have a Crate V32 which are little diamonds. Crate built some fine tube amps in these and the V16 before they went bust. They are all tube, can be picked up for a song and [...]
Every couple of years UPS increases their prices or adds on surcharges that either a manufacturer- Service company like us has to eat or pass it on to the customer. UPS is the highest priced shipper at this point in time. FedEx and USPS cost less as a rule. Obviously that can change. USPS and [...]
I just came across an article by Steven Tyler on Copyright. He advised Donald Trump to cease and desist in use of his music in his campaign. He went on to say that he and a group of other well known musicians have started what is essentially a lobbyist group to improve and fix copyright [...]
We have decided to start a blog titled 'The Business of Music'. Music is a business. When I was young and more foolish I didn't think of that so much as I was all involved in the creation and engineering aspect. We all love to play and create but ultimately it is a business. We [...]
Our current payment processor is Stripe and operates world wide. They are extremely secure and dependable. They are friendly to customers and small business alike. Stripe Merchant Collections We have decided to no longer accept payments via Amazon Advanced Payments. It was a feature we offered our customers who do business with Amazon or just [...]
People ask me this all the time and I got tired of writing it over and over again in every email I get about the topic, so here is how to measure a setup and what to expect whether you are building a guitar or just setting it up. Rule 1. If the frets are [...]
Wow, what a guitar! I owned one of these back in the day, cherry red, and lost it in a foolish Marshall amp trade and then sold the head before the boomers turned them into small mountains of gold. I wish I still had either one. This is another of those guitars that is an [...]
We recently had this guitar in the shop for a stainless steel fret job. It's a real honor to work on these old guitars, especially one in as good shape as this was. We discovered after examination that the bridge plate was shot. It is owned by a professional keyboard player who played with John [...]
The latest guitar out of blocks of wood at Aperio is a Jazzmaster style custom build. This beauty has real mother-of-pearl block inlays on the neck. It has an alder body with authentic 50’s era Lake Placid Blue paint by PPG. Painted head stock to match. Maple neck with binding and 6100 stainless steel frets. [...]