Archive - September 2010

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Wooden Pick Guards
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How To Cut Perfect Nut String Channels
3
Shaping the Guitar Nut
4
Fitting the Guitar Nut
5
Guitar Nut Materials
6
Guitar Nut
7
Using The Saddle Channel Routing Jig
8
Saddle Channel Routing Jig
9
Cutting Guitar Inlays – Part C

Wooden Pick Guards

Installing a wooden pick guard on an acoustic guitar is not that big of a challenge and it adds significantly to the aesthetic value of a guitar. This article guides you through the steps to make and install a beautiful wooden pick guard.

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How To Cut Perfect Nut String Channels

Cutting perfect nut channels to receive your guitar strings is one of the more important guitar making tasks we as luthiers are faced with. This article will walk you through the necessary steps, together with the proper tools to make this an easy project and the result will be the perfect guitar nut.

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Shaping the Guitar Nut

Shaping the Guitar Nut is a tedious task that if not complete precisely and correctly, you risk having to start all over again with a new guitar nut. Follow our detailed instruction on just how to shape the nut as it relates to the frets, the fretboard and the headpiece angle.

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Fitting the Guitar Nut

Fitting the Guitar Nut is very much of a precision procedure. One little slip, or if you trip just a little too much off the nut and the nut is ruined. Take your time and follow these easy steps to get the guitar nut fit exactly right the first time and save a lot of frustration.

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Guitar Nut Materials

Guitar Nut Materials are discussed in this article. We will review bone guitar nuts, ivory guitar nuts, tusq, micarta and more. Fine out which one is best for your guitar and what materials you should avoid. Also, link provided to article to on how to make your own bone nuts and saddles.

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Guitar Nut

The Guitar Nut is one of the most important pieces of our prized instruments. It is either directly responsible or partially responsible for such things as the guitar string action, intonation of the instrument, the tone of the guitar, ability to tune the instrument accurately and it also can affect the string age. Find out about the perfect nut in this article.

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Using The Saddle Channel Routing Jig

Our Saddle Channel Routing Jig will give you the accuracy and versatility that you need to cut your saddle channel with confidence. This article gives you all the direction as to how to use this jig and how to make adjustments.

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Saddle Channel Routing Jig

Saddle Channel Routing Jig Plans – Very detailed plans of a great tool to make life easier when cutting that all-important slot for your saddle in the bridge. Works on bridges mounted on the guitar too. Full range of adjustment for compensation, cutting length and securement to the bridge.

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Cutting Guitar Inlays – Part C

Practicing careful cutting techniques will minimize your cleanup operation on your inlays, which in turn, reduces your chances of breaking these fragile pieces of shell. While some cleanup with files is required with needle files, try to cut evenly and consistently, even at the expense of using more time during cutting – will be rewarded with a inlay with minimal post-cutting cleanup.

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