Category - The Guitar Neck

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Acoustic Guitar Heel
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Mortise & Tenon Neck Joint
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Bolt-on Acoustic Neck
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Headstock Detailing – Binding Installation
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Rough-cut the Neck – Acoustic
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Headstock Detailing Wood Binding Prep
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How To Cut Perfect Nut String Channels
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Fitting the Guitar Nut
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Guitar Nut Materials
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Guitar Nut

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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Bolt-on Acoustic Neck

Bolt-on Acoustic Guitar Neck: We describe the method in which you can build a removable neck for your handmade Acoustic Guitar. We offer free PDF download plans and a description of how to do it.

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Headstock Detailing – Binding Installation

It doesn’t make much difference if you installing plastic or wood binding on your instrument¬†headpiece, the procedures outlined within this article will apply equally to each type of binding that you decide to use. This article also applies equally to guitars and ukulele’s. Tools and Materials: Dremel Rotary Tool or Bosch Colt Palm Router Binding[…]

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Rough-cut the Neck – Acoustic

Tools and Materials: Band Saw Table Saw & Miter Gauge Japanese Pull Saw Coping Saw Rough-cut The Neck – Acoustic Guitar & Ukulele: GLS Tip#1: This step should be completed after you have cut your neck joint, whether that is a mortise and tendon or a dovetail joint. See the articles on Cutting The Dovetail[…]

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Headstock Detailing Wood Binding Prep

Depending of the material used for your head piece and the shapes that are incorporated into the head piece design, there may be a need to pre-bend wood bindings to minimize cracking. The headpiece design that I have used for years minimizes the need for pre-bending as it consists of sharp corners without curved transitions,[…]

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How To Cut Perfect Nut String Channels

Cutting perfect nut channels to receive your guitar strings is one of the more important guitar making tasks we as luthiers are faced with. This article will walk you through the necessary steps, together with the proper tools to make this an easy project and the result will be the perfect guitar nut.

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Fitting the Guitar Nut

Fitting the Guitar Nut is very much of a precision procedure. One little slip, or if you trip just a little too much off the nut and the nut is ruined. Take your time and follow these easy steps to get the guitar nut fit exactly right the first time and save a lot of frustration.

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Guitar Nut Materials

Guitar Nut Materials are discussed in this article. We will review bone guitar nuts, ivory guitar nuts, tusq, micarta and more. Fine out which one is best for your guitar and what materials you should avoid. Also, link provided to article to on how to make your own bone nuts and saddles.

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Guitar Nut

The Guitar Nut is one of the most important pieces of our prized instruments. It is either directly responsible or partially responsible for such things as the guitar string action, intonation of the instrument, the tone of the guitar, ability to tune the instrument accurately and it also can affect the string age. Find out about the perfect nut in this article.

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