Tag - Guitar Building Plans

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Ultimate Guitar Building
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Shaping Tone Braces
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Guitar Building Plans
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Using The Saddle Channel Routing Jig
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Saddle Channel Routing Jig
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Inlay Cutting Jig

Ultimate Guitar Building

 

Georgia Luthier Supply Blog. The information source for all of your instrument building needs.

Stringed Instrument Making, Stringed Instrument Construction, Stringed Instrument Building or Lutherie, whatever you call it, all boils down to the same thing – how to make your own stringed instruments or a stringed instruments for others.

There is no doubt about it – building your own stringed instrument can be an extremely rewarding process. When you finish your first project, it will be one of those days in you life that you will always remember. I know I STILL remember the day I strung up my first handmade guitar and gave it a whirl. It was pretty awesome. I still get tingles on the day I string up a guitar, one that I have been slaving over for weeks and months. I hope to pass that same feeling on to you.

The purpose of this site is to streamline the building process and give you good pointers and send you off into the right direction. Secondly we hope that you will reward others with documentation of your journey, questions and most of all – answers to others struggling with processes that you have conquered or can give insight on.

Here are some of the things will be covering in this blog.
  • Bracing: Since most of the tone achieved from your new handmade instrument is from the top place bracing patterns, we will explore different bracing patterns for both acoustic and classical guitars, ukuleles mandolins etc..
  • CNC Plans: We now offer both 2D and 3D CNC Plans. Not all instruments are covered yet with there 3D plans, but they are for the 3D plans. We also offer 3D CNC plans for our Luthier Tools
  • Jigs: There are a lot of special jigs, forms etc. that can make your life easier in the world of  lutherie. We will have plans for many jigs. Stop back often:
    Go Board Gluing Jig Plans
    Guitar Plate Gluing Jig
  •  Templates: What you need, don’t need and how to make your own.
  • Product Reviews: We will offer this section for tools and construction aid review. We will give it the once-over and give you our honest opinion as to the need and value of the product.
  • Plans: We of course will offer our detailed plans that we have available at Georgia Luthier Supply as the preferred set of plans. :-) If you wish you can just visit our Shopping Site, where we have a growing variety of Guitar Building Plans available for your use in pursuing your passion so you CAN build your own guitar. Look for all of our plans that are available in this one handy location. The is were we will group all of our guitar plans, jig plans, form and mold plans. This is also where we will post the free plans that we have available too – and this list will keep on growing.

Shaping Tone Braces

Shaping the braces for the soundboard is one of the most important tasks in impacting the tone, balance and volume of an acoustic instrument. It is critical that these braces are glued properly, with just the right amount of glue, and the excess glue is properly cleaned from the soundboard and braces surfaces. Also changing[…]

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Guitar Building Plans

The importance of having a great set of guitar building plans cannot be emphasized enough. Visualize your guitar plan as the road map, your sense or direction or your primary guitar building tool that is your teacher in guiding you through this endeavor. This is of special importance to the luthier just starting out. If[…]

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Using The Saddle Channel Routing Jig

Our Saddle Channel Routing Jig will give you the accuracy and versatility that you need to cut your saddle channel with confidence. This article gives you all the direction as to how to use this jig and how to make adjustments.

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Saddle Channel Routing Jig

Saddle Channel Routing Jig Plans – Very detailed plans of a great tool to make life easier when cutting that all-important slot for your saddle in the bridge. Works on bridges mounted on the guitar too. Full range of adjustment for compensation, cutting length and securement to the bridge.

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Inlay Cutting Jig

Inlay Cutting Jig Plans – Very detailed plans of a great tool to make life easier when cutting shell inlays for guitar necks, headstocks and bodies. Immediate electronic download of PDF file which consists of (1) 24″ x 36″ printable plan showing the assembled jig with all dimension and complete notes. This article also instructs you how to build this useful jig for about $10.00, including air pump to blow away dust particles and convenient attachment to your workbench.

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