Archive - 2015

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What Our Customers Say
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Janka Hardness Scale
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International Plan Printing
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Georgia Luthier Supply Electronic Plans
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How to Print PDF Plans
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Fret Calculator
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Neck Glue-up Tutorial
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GLS Plate Joining Jig Tutorial
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GLS Inside Form Tutorial
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Fitting the Back Plate

What Our Customers Say

We know that some people are concerned about placing orders on the internet and we understand why! It’s difficult to be sure that you will get the product that you want without being able to see and feel it before buying. We want to assure you that our first priority is your complete satisfaction and[…]

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Janka Hardness Scale

The Janka hardness test measures the resistance of a type of wood to withstand denting and wear. It measures the force required to embed an 11.28 mm (0.444 in) steel ball into wood to half the ball’s diameter. This method leaves an indentation. The hardness of wood varies with the direction of the wood grain . Testing on the surface[…]

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International Plan Printing

Would you like your Plans Printed and Shipped Overseas? Many of our customers have informed us that printing plans overseas is both difficult and can also be very expensive. Georgia Luthier Supply strives to make obtaining our electronic plans cost-effective for everyone. If you live outside the United States and would like your plans printed and shipped, please[…]

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Georgia Luthier Supply Electronic Plans

Many people have asked us why we choose to sell our plans electronically instead of printing and mailing them. It’s really a matter of offering you, our customer, the most cost-effective option when purchasing your electronic plans. We are a small, family-owned company and do not own our own large-scale printers so we have to pay[…]

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How to Print PDF Plans

You have received your PDF downloads – Congratulations. You are half-way there. Now what? Since these PDF’s are of the highest quality and very accurate full-sized drawings, you should seek out the best printing solution. While many customers use such services such as Office Max or Kinkos (and many of these stores can do a[…]

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Fret Calculator

Fret Calculator   How to Use The Fret Calculator It is very easy to use this calculator. The scale length in decimal inches is the only thing that needs input from the user. If you know your scale in millimeters you have to convert to decimal inches. For instance the scale of 645.2mm would be[…]

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Neck Glue-up Tutorial

The simplest and most efficient way to glue-up an acoustic guitar or classical guitar neck is to use the Georgia Luthier Supply Neck Assembly Jig. Using this jig you can cut your neck blanks to size, cut the scarf joint very accurately, and glue the headpiece and the heel blocks at the same time. A[…]

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GLS Plate Joining Jig Tutorial

Rough Thickness Top & Back Plates Prior To Joining With minimal sanding to take out some light planer marks the plates should finish out about .10″ or 1/10″ (2.6mm to 2.8mm), which is just about right for a steel string acoustic guitar. For classical guitars take the plates down by a few more tenths of a[…]

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GLS Inside Form Tutorial

Some of the first and most important specialty guitar tools or forms you will need for a successful guitar or ukulele build are the Georgia Luthier Supply Inside Form and the Workboard. Every luthier should have one set of these useful tools for each instrument shape that is built. We offer an inside form and[…]

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Fitting the Back Plate

Tools and Materials Required: Wood Chisels Japanese Pull Saw Dremel 4000 Router & Router Base Inside Form Side Template Fitting the Back Plate: This article applies equally to the Acoustic Guitar as it does to Classical Guitars and Ukulele’s. Fitting the back can be a very fussy job. You have to be very precise so everything will[…]

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