Archive - 2010

1
Guitar Templates – How To Make Templates
2
Tonewood for Guitar Tops
3
Setting Up a Spray Booth
4
Guitar Building Plans
5
Guitar Bridge
6
How to Re-saw Tonewood
7
Bandsaw Setup
8
How To Make a Guitar Bridge
9
Belly Bridge Construction
10
Why Millimeters?

Guitar Templates – How To Make Templates

Guitar Templates – You will want to make your guitar templates permanent and accurate. Learn which materials to consider for this invaluable tool and how to make a great set of templates for your guitar shop.

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Tonewood for Guitar Tops

Selection of the guitar top plate tonewood is one of the most important steps you can make in the wood selection process. The top is the most influential piece of wood that shapes the guitars volume and tone color attributes. So follow these tips and if you find some great tonewood stock, load up on it and use if for many years to come.

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Setting Up a Spray Booth

If you intend to spray any volatile liquids in your shop, you should consider setting up a spray booth or a room for this operation. The spray booth will safely carry away any dangerous fumes from the spraying operation and thus minimize the explosion hazard that a spraying operation carries with it. Spray Booth Size:[…]

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Guitar Building Plans

The importance of having a great set of guitar building plans cannot be emphasized enough. Visualize your guitar plan as the road map, your sense or direction or your primary guitar building tool that is your teacher in guiding you through this endeavor. This is of special importance to the luthier just starting out. If[…]

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Guitar Bridge

The guitar bridge is one of the most significant parts of the tone producing network on the acoustic guitar or the classical guitar. If the guitar bridge is not constructed properly, installed properly or not constructed of the proper materials, it can cause the luthier a considerable amount of grief and the result is a[…]

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How to Re-saw Tonewood

Re-sawing your own guitar wood on a bandsaw can be a bit tricky if your saw and fence are not setup perfectly. We will take you through the process step by step, including how to correct for blade drift and making test cuts to properly prepare you saw.

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Bandsaw Setup

Intent on re-sawing your own top and back plates from exotic lumber? Then this article is a must read for you . We show you how to properly set blade tension, get the proper bandsaw blades and set the guide blocks like a pro so you can make flawless cut.

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How To Make a Guitar Bridge

The Belly Bridge, made popular by the C.F. Martin company is one of the best choices you can make in bridge selection for your acoustic guitar. Learn how to make one in this very detailed article.

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Belly Bridge Construction

Are you interested in construction your own Belly Bridge for your Acoustic Guitar. This article will give you a preview into the wood required, tool sources and much more to get you started in this very important task in Acoustic Guitar Construction.

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