Tag - how to bend guitar sides

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Side Bending Tutorial
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Side Bending Methods
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Solving Side Spring-Back

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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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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Solving Side Spring-Back

You will hear me stating over and over again that we shouldn’t introduce stress into the guitar at any point in the construction process. This includes the clamping procedures for the top plates, back plates, guitar necks, purfling, binding, braces etc. It is essential that all part of the instrument be fitted together with precision. This theory[…]

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