We recently interviewed Ryan Zalevsky, Senior Design Engineer (Specialty Brands) and Product Manager (Fender Basses) for our luthier spotlight. Here, he offers some helpful Dos and Dont’s for guitar builds and repairs:


1. Do take the time to let things dry. I have learned (sometimes hard lessons) to be patient with every material I use.

2. Don’t think that because you’ve learned a certain method of fixing something, that it’s the only way to skin that cat.

3. Most importantly, learn something every time you build or even repair a guitar.