Category - Guitar Making Tips

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Making Your Own Bone Nuts and Saddles
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Guitar & Ukulele Construction Guide
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Bridge Pin Debate
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Gluing Tips
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Wood Dent Removal
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Resawing Tonewood

Making Your Own Bone Nuts and Saddles

Years back, when by father started making and repairing guitars, he was too thrifty (i.e. cheap) to pay the high price of quality bleached bone nuts and saddles. After all, he bought all his own lumber to resaw for tops, backs and sides, he found flitches of aged spruce and hand split his own braces.[…]

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Guitar & Ukulele Construction Guide

Guitar & Ukulele Construction Guide: $11.99 It’s no secret, building a guitar isn’t easy! When we started selling guitar plans seven years ago, the questions started flooding in as customers purchased our plans. Some questions were directly related to our guitar plans, but many of our customers had lots of guitar building questions. We finally decided it[…]

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Gluing Tips

Believe it or not there are some definite tricks to gluing parts of the guitar correctly. If you get too much glue on the wood guitar parts, it will at a minimum, give you a messy cleanup chore and possibly a poorly glued or structurally insufficient joint. Glue is intended to act as only a very[…]

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Wood Dent Removal

It WILL happen. You have treated the instrument with care for many hours of building time, just when it is least expected a dent is discovered in a $160.00 prize Adirondack top that you have had aging in your shop for 2 years. “How could this happen, when I was so careful”, you ask yourself. Well believe me, it[…]

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Resawing Tonewood

If you decide to get serious about lutherie as a hobby or as a profession, at some point in time you will want to explore merits of resawing wood. Now I’m not talking about logging here, but the purchase of lumber from qualified sources and sawing up the rough lumber yourself, using your shop equipment (i.e.[…]

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