Tag - ultimate guitar building

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Preparing to Engrave Inlays
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Finishing Inlays
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Custom Guitar Inlays – Gluing Inlays
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Gluing An Acoustic Guitar Bridge
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Routing Inlay Channels
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Back Reinforcement Strip
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Bracing the Backplate

Preparing to Engrave Inlays

Engraving Mother of Pearl is an old art for that is often used to bring a 3D quality to shell inlays in guitar fretboards and headpieces. By utilizing engraving methods, you can reduce the amount of actual MOP cutting you will need to compete. This article gives you information as to which tools to use, how to sharpen them and how to accurately layout your engraving patterns.

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Finishing Inlays

Learn how to properly sand your inlays, polish the fretboard and do the final touch-ups and tune-ups to make the inlay look their best in this article. Also tips on addressing small imperfections and equipment that should be used for your protection of the pearl dust.

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Custom Guitar Inlays – Gluing Inlays

This article on Custom Guitar Inlays, deals with the proper gluing techniques to fill the routed inlay channels. How to mix the glue and matching filling medium, filling techniques and getting optimal results.

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Gluing An Acoustic Guitar Bridge

Okay. First things first. Before you glue on the bridge for an acoustic guitar, the entire guitar needs to be finished and buffed out first. In the past, when I first entered into guitar building, I started applying my guitar bridges on the guitar and then finished over them. While this is an accepted practice[…]

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Routing Inlay Channels

Other than the actual cutting of the shell inlays from the slabs of shell, routing the channels to receive the inlays is the most demanding task in performing a inlay project. This article gives you tips and techniques to do just that.

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Back Reinforcement Strip

There are several schools of thought about in what order you glue the back braces and the back reinforcement strip. All of them work quite well and each luthier has their own preferences that they use to build their backs. Tools & Materials: Fine Toothed Dovetail Saw X Acto Saw Go Board Tool 2-Part Instrument[…]

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Bracing the Backplate

Bracing the back plate is much like bracing the soundboard, there are several differences that should be highlighted in this blog. Firs,t the back braces are almost always arched and when the GoBoard gluing jig is used, an arch mold conforming to the back arch should be used as an insert into the GoBoard Jig.[…]

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