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I don’t know about you, but I’ve been dreaming of having my own signature instrument ever since my first days of learning how to play the guitar. I don’t mean “signature” in the sense of a commercial collaboration with a large manufacturer where I sign my name on a model so that they can sell more of it; I mean “signature” as in made to my exact specifications, with every little detail being the way I prefer.

Luckily, an electric guitar or bass being basically a plank with some strings on it, it’s very easy to swap little pieces out and, piece by piece, get closer to that dream of having a completely personalized instrument. I’ll try to write down virtually everything I know about guitar parts in this guide, and boy does guitar hardware have a lot of quirks and details.

Let’s get on your Road To A Signature Guitar.