Author - David

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GLS Bridge Clamp
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Gluing an Acoustic Guitar Bridge With a GLS Bridge Clamp
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Heated Side Bender Form Insert Assembly
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How to Use The GLS Heating Bender Controller
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Neck Assembly Jig Preparation
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GLS Adjustable Inside Form – Ukulele
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CNC FAQ’s
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2D CNC Files for Luthier Tools
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2D CNC Plans for Electric Guitars
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2D CNC Files For Acoustic Instruments

GLS Bridge Clamp

The Georgia Luthier Supply Bridge Clamp will bring simplicity to the installation of the traditional belly bridge or modified bridges with similar bridge pin spacing. It works without the use of supplemental clamps and provides for a quick and easy method of clamping and completing subsequent glue clean-up. Materials Required: 1/4″ x 1″ x16″ Aluminum Bar[…]

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Gluing an Acoustic Guitar Bridge With a GLS Bridge Clamp

One of the more challenging clamping tasks is that of securing the acoustic guitar bridge to the top plate of the guitar. My preference is to reserve this operation until one of the last steps in completing the guitar. I like to have the instrument completely finished and rubbed out, the nut installed and all[…]

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Heated Side Bender Form Insert Assembly

Our form inserts are shipped ready for assembly along with all the necessary wood and hardware to make a first class form to bend sides for many guitar and ukulele shapes. Our form inserts are based on our plans, but we do offer special services to make forms to your specifications as well. Drop us[…]

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How to Use The GLS Heating Bender Controller

The digital temperature controller, if purchased separately, should be installed in your guitar or ukulele side bender. All elements of the controller are mounted on a plywood panel which is the width of your bending machine and replaces the rear panel of the bender (if you have that installed). The temperature controller is pre-set for[…]

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Neck Assembly Jig Preparation

Here is a short description of how I setup my neck assembly jig to cut scarf joints for a typical 14 fret to the body, acoustic guitar with a 25.4” scale. First place a mark about 350mm (13.75”) from the right inside of the side fence to the cut line on the front fence. This[…]

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GLS Adjustable Inside Form – Ukulele

As the luthiers building experience grows, they will want to add additional luthier tools to their shop, which will give more versatility and focused attention to certain tasks, and at the same time giving better accuracy and repeatability to the build. The adjustable inside form is one of those tools. The adjustable inside form is a variation of our[…]

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CNC FAQ’s

CNC 3D and 2D File Questions and Answers Here are some of the questions we have received while ramping up to the 3D CNC file offerings and our responses: Q: When I import your files (either 2D or 3D), the scale is not correct. What is the cause of this? A: David creates all of our 2D[…]

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2D CNC Files for Luthier Tools

We are now offering all of our Guitar Tool Plans to our customers interested in using them for their CNC milling operations. We have had many requests for these files and the time has now come!   File Formats: DWG DXF   Both formats will be included in one download and is easily unzipped. Both[…]

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2D CNC Plans for Electric Guitars

We are now offering all of our Electric Guitar Plans to our customers interested in using them for their CNC milling operations. We have had many requests for these files and the time has now come!   File Formats: DWG DXF   Both formats will be included in one download and is easily unzipped. Both[…]

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2D CNC Files For Acoustic Instruments

We are now offering all of our Acoustic and Classic Guitar Plans, Ukulele Plans, and Mandolins to our customers interested in using them for their CNC milling operations. We have had many requests for these files and the time has now come!   File Formats: DWG DXF   Both formats will be included in one[…]

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