Category - The Guitar Sides

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Gluing the Tail Block
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Shaping the Guitar Sides
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Guitar Side Reinforcement
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Free Floating Top – Acoustic
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Side Bending Tutorial
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Installing Classical Guitar Linings
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Side Bending Methods
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Installing Acoustic Guitar Linings
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Fitting The Acoustic Top
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Gluing the Guitar Back

Gluing the Tail Block

Making and fitting the tail block correctly is essential for all acoustic instruments. The tail block is key for holding the edges of the sides in place and providing additional strength for the strap button and general abuse as the instrument is usually set on its butt. Key is the shaping of the sides to[…]

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Shaping the Guitar Sides

Shaping the Sides For Back Plate: The diagram above indicates the Guitar Side Template that I made for the Dreadnought Guitar offered at Georgia Luthier Supply. Note that there is a straight side, on the top, which would be the Guitar Top Plate, and an irregular side, on the bottom, which would be the Instrument Back[…]

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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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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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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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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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Side Bending Methods

This article is intended to act as just an overview of each of (3) methods of bending wooden instrument sides that are available to you. I know that there are additional devices and method that are available an if you are using one of these, it would be appreciated if you would share your experiences using[…]

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Installing Acoustic Guitar Linings

If you have done your job in making high quality linings, this section will be a breeze for you. Are the sides shaped or cut down and sanded to receive the arched back according to the respective Side Template? Installing the Lining For The Top and Back Plates: Preparation is the key word here and you[…]

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Fitting The Acoustic Top

Fitting the Acoustic Top: Learn how to expertly fit the most critical of guitar elements without introducing stress to the guitar. We will go through the necessary steps with you and list the tools and materials that are necessary to complete this job.

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Gluing the Guitar Back

Several alternatives are available to you to clamp a guitar back to the sides. We will discuss them, and how to actually glue the back into place.

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