Tag - guitar construction

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Soundboard Bracing
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Buying Guitar Plans
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Guitar Back Selection
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Installing Back Purfling Decoration Strips
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Luthier Handtools

Soundboard Bracing

Bracing for the Top Plate and the Back Plate can be almost as important selection as the tonewood itself. Bracing basically has two purposes: 1. Bracing Structural Quality: First in brace functionality is to protect the top or back from deformation when pressures are placed on the plates. Pressure can be either from string tension[…]

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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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Luthier Handtools

One of the first things that comes to mind from first time instrument building is, what are the minimum tools that are required to make a good stringed instrument, and what experience is required? The purchase of proper tools is one of the most important decisions that can be made. Buying poorly made tools can not only be[…]

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