Tag - how to build a guitar

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Shaping Tone Braces
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Side Spreader Jacks
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Wood Binding Installation
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Go Board Arch Mold
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Head Block Shelf for Classical Guitar
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Headstock Detailing Part 4
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Headstock Detailing Part 2
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Headstock Detailing Part 1
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Gluing the Head Block
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Solving Side Spring-Back

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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Side Spreader Jacks

Not all luthiers utilize these handy jacks as they are used to hold the pre-bent guitar sides tight against an inside form. Also, if you use either our new Adjustable Inside Form, or Side Forms, you will want to use spreader jacks with these forms as well. I do use the inside form and I[…]

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Wood Binding Installation

The wood binding on a classical or acoustic guitar not only protects the edges of the guitar from damage, it acts as a decorative element and kind of a signature by each individual luthier as a method of showing their guitar-making talents. This step by step tutorial will give you the necessary information to product professional results in the installation of your next guitar binding job.

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Go Board Arch Mold

If you use a Go-Board Gluing Tool (and you should), I would advise that you make arched molds to glue up your back bracing. You will need to make a mold for each of the different back contours that you are using. This will greatly improve your glue-up efficiency time and if you plan to[…]

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Head Block Shelf for Classical Guitar

Tools & Materials: Laminate Router: Carbide Router Bit Vernier Calipers Guitar Plans Head Block Shelf for Classical Guitar: This may seem like a trivial subject to cover, but come to think about it, one one of my first guitars, I didn’t pay enough attention to this matter and I had to do a lot of[…]

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Headstock Detailing Part 4

Required Tools: Woodworking Marking Knife Plexiglas Template Low Angle Block Plane Drill Press Takumi Dozuki 9-Inch Super Fine Cut Saw Woodworker Try-Square Forstner Drill Bits 3/8″ Milling Drill Bit Wood Fence for Drill Press 3/4″ Plywood Sacrifice Block for Drill Press Center Punch Plastic Tipped Hammer Band Saw The above tools are conveniently listed for[…]

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Headstock Detailing Part 2

Tools and Materials: Woodworking Marking Knife Plexiglas Template Takumi Dozuki 9-Inch Super Fine Cut Saw 1/4″ Woodworkers Chisel 1/2″ Woodworder Chisel Drill Press Georgia Luthier Supply Drill Press Fence Woodworker Try-Square Forstner Drill Bits Center Punch Plastic Tipped Hammer Band Saw On our Classical Guitar Plans that we have available here at Georgia Luthier Supply, we[…]

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Headstock Detailing Part 1

Note this article is appropriate for Classical Guitar, Slotted Peghead Acoustic Guitars and Slotted Peghead Ukuleles. Tools and Materials: Woodworking Marking Knife Plexiglas Template Low Angle Block Plane Drill Press Takumi Dozuki 9-Inch Super Fine Cut Saw Woodworker Try-Square Forstner Drill Bits 3/8″ Milling Drill Bit Wood Fence for Drill Press 3/4″ Plywood Sacrifice Block[…]

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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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