Archive - February 2, 2015

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Guitar Side Reinforcement
2
Routing Binding Channels
3
Acoustic Guitar Heel
4
Mortise & Tenon Neck Joint
5
Free Floating Top – Acoustic
6
Routing the Bottom Inlay
7
Side Bending Tutorial
8
Guitar Templates
9
Installing Classical Guitar Linings
10
The Guitar Fretboard

Guitar Side Reinforcement

Guitar Side Reinforcement. This article discusses cloth, slender wood bracing and bracket type bracing used primarily in Classical Guitar Construction. We discuss the merits of each type of bracing and where they are best used.

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Routing Binding Channels

  Tools and Materials: Dremel Rotary Tool Dremel Router Base Carbide Channel Routing Bit Binding Router Guide Inside Form Clamps Purfling Binding Design Your Binding & Purfling Strips: Decide on your design and do a rough mock-up of the pieces so you can make actual measurements before making the channel cuts. Installation of the purfling[…]

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Acoustic Guitar Heel

Building Acoustic and Classical Heel Blocks and Ukulele Heel Blocks properly is key to keeping your instrument in tip top shape and resistant for the need of a neck reset, by using materials and methods discussed in this posting. Tools and Materials: Neck Assembly Jig Titebond Glue Waxed Paper Bessey or Large C Clamps Chop[…]

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Mortise & Tenon Neck Joint

The mortise and tenon joint used as a joint where the guitar neck joins the body of an acoustic guitar is growing in popularity. When used in conjunction with our bolt-on neck option, it give you the ultimate in flexibility and ease of working on both the guitar body and the neck. Great care must be taken in the construction of this joint and this article covers this very thoroughly.

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Free Floating Top – Acoustic

A free-floating top is somewhat of a misnomer. As the name implies, the top is not free to float, but it IS glued to the sides without any clamping pressure, which is the ideal method to eliminate any stress in the most important sound-producing element of the entire instrument building process. This process can be[…]

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Routing the Bottom Inlay

Getting the Bottom Inlay of your Acoustic Guitar can be somewhat of a challenge. Several tips and techniques are discussed in this article to help you route your bottom inlay for a classical or acoustic guitar.

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Side Bending Tutorial

This is probably the easiest way you will ever bend sides for your handmade guitars. The only drawback with this method is the labor that is involved to make the side bending jig and all the different form inserts you will be needing. You will need one form for each different sized guitar that you[…]

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Guitar Templates

I have just finished publishing all of our Guitar Templates for the Georgia Luthier Supply Plans. If you plan to make more than just one guitar, you should plan to make yourself a nice professional set of templates for each guitar size and style you plan to make. They are located in the Georgia Luthier[…]

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Installing Classical Guitar Linings

If you haven’t already done so, be sure to read the articles Types of Guitar Linings and Making Guitar Linings. Installing the guitar linings is really the easiest part of the whole lining process. If you have done your job in making high quality lining, this section will be a breeze for you. Getting The[…]

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The Guitar Fretboard

First of all, let’s clear one thing up. You will see the terminology fretboard and fingerboard used interchangeably throughout not only this site, but around different luthiers and guitar people as well. There is nothing wrong with using either term as a fretboard does hold frets and a fingerboard is used by the fingers. In[…]

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