GUITARS I owe Jason a lot of thanks.
I learned pickup making from his book on building a basic pickup winder.
Jason personally helped me through the process and gave me a lot of
tips to get me over the learning curve. I was probably the last guy
he helped in this way, alot of guys he tutored like me don't give him
the credit for starting them out, I do. Jason's book is now out of print;
its too bad, it did need alot of corrections and updating, and now with
the easy availability of pickup parts there are alot of guys making
pickups who have no idea how to make a pickup from scratch, and know
little about making good pickups, what a shame.
MUSIC INSTRUCTION BY MARK STEFANI
Mark is a good friend of mine and my teacher off
and on. I highly recommend his jazzy blues course by mail with live
tech support by phone or email. If you're a blues guy and kinda sick
of the boring rock style blues thing, his course will open your mind
and give you material to make your playing way more interesting and
sophisticated without alot of the pain that most courses are full of.
If you are familiar with TrueFire.com he uses that teaching style of
learning the language of jazzed blues with printed tabbed music and
recorded and personalized instruction on tape. He also has many lessons
on TrueFire and a couple DVD's of instruction that are worth their weight
in gold. He teaches locally if you live near Tualatin. He is scary good
on jazz blues guitar and one of the best teachers around. Check him
This guy makes the most kickass custom guitars
I’ve ever seen. I have one of his guitars. It’s so incredibly
playable and pretty that I’m scared to touch it!
Our friend Dirk Price’s Web site for the Beyond Chops course for
guitarists — a heavy-duty guitar course for fusion types. It will
take you a year to finish and you’ll be a whiz when you’re