Category - Georgia Luthier Supply Tools

Learn all about the tools we offer, how to use them, build them and assembly instructions for our pre-built tool systems.

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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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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

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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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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