Tag - guitar building

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Heated Side Bender Form Insert Assembly
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Neck Assembly Jig Preparation
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Neck Glue-up Tutorial
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Bracing the Soundboard
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Acoustic Guitar Heel
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Free Floating Top – Acoustic
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Rough-cut the Neck – Acoustic
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Buying Guitar Plans
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Guitar Back Selection
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Installing Back Purfling Decoration Strips

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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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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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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Bracing the Soundboard

Tools and Materials: Go Board Gluing Tool Titebond Glue Fine-Toothed Japanese Pull Saw Woodworkers Marking Knife Wood Chisel Set Narrow Sanding Stick The bracing needs to be selected for the top and acclimated to the shop. Preparation of the Top Bracing: If you purchased Instrument Plan, from Georgia Luthier Supply refer to the bracing profiles for[…]

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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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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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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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Buying Guitar Plans

Before you begin a guitar building project, choosing your guitar plans will be the most important decision that you’ll make. There are lots of things to consider when buying guitar plans – this article will help you find the best building plans available. 1. What guitar do you want to build? There are so many[…]

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Guitar Back Selection

Backs/Side toned sets offer the luthier even more option than do the top tonewood selections. The reason for this is not only are instruments are built from domestic hardwoods, even more often they are built from exotic hardwoods. Since it is hard for the beginning luthier to understand everything there is to know about wood species[…]

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Installing Back Purfling Decoration Strips

Classical Guitar Purfling: The classical guitar center purfling strip is usually very conventional, it consists of a 3-part wood detail. The center portion of the wood most often matches the wood purfling around the guitar edges and that wood usually matches the back/side wood material. The inner strips of wood are of contracting wood color, usually a[…]

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