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The Art Of French Polishing Video Course

Would You Like To Stop Struggling with French Polishing, Start Producing Better Guitars, and Enjoy The Process Too?   What Is “The Art Of French Polishing”?   The Art Of French Polishing is a carefully crafted online video course designed to help you get started out on the right track as you begin to apply this natural finish to your …

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Free Lutherie Course: Guitar Physics, Design, & Guitar Set-Up

Lutherie Course: Guitar Physics, Design, & Guitar Set-Up In this online guitar building and setup course we will be taking an in-depth look at not only how to properly adjust and even design certain elements of your guitar, but we will also be studying guitar physics to understand why we are taking these steps and procedures to better equip you …

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The Art Of Lutherie Guitar Making Book & DVD

The Perfect Companion To Any Step By Step Guitar Building Guide With so many great step-by-step guitar making guides available, I decided that the best way I could help the aspiring guitar builder was to share my valuable secrets that go beyond just “step-by-step”. “The Art of Lutherie” is NOT a Step By Step or How To make guitars book, …

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Luthier Wall Chart

Introducing a new resource for luthiers, designed to help you gain a deeper understanding of how the guitar functions acoustically. My new Luthier Wall Chart, created in partnership with Mel Bay Music, is a wonderful addition to any guitar workshop for easy reference when building your guitars. There are many different manuals to show you step by step how to …

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Acoustic Archtop Guitar Bracing – Bob Benedetto

Acoustic Archtop Guitar Bracing by Bob Benedetto Archtop Guitar Bracing Patterns Most makers and players would agree that, in general, there are two preferred bracing patterns: Parallel bracing, which results in a louder, more punchy voiced guitar, and X bracing, which may best be described as being warmer and with more balance between highs and lows. The latter usually (but …

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How To Fit Archtop Guitar Braces

Fitting the braces or tone bars for an archtop guitar is a critical skill to master for any luthier. The exclusive Luthier’sEDGE video shows an overview focusing on the finer points of my sanding technique used in fitting the braces. Sanding is only part of my process for fitting the braces or tone bars to an archtop guitar top, so be …

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How To Make Shellac With A Coffee Grinder

I was working on my guitars that are in the process of being built today and realized I needed some more shellac to use for basic sealing purposes to protect the wood while I’m gluing and things like that. Shellac is great for so many different things in addition to French Polishing. When getting shellac ready for French Polishing a …

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Guitar Linings Part 2 – Physics +

If you’ve read my book “The Art Of Lutherie” published by Mel Bay Music, you might recall the section in which I explained these concepts and even demonstrated some of them in the included DVD part of that set. The rim of the guitar sides is just like the rim of a drum. The stiffness at that point, density of …

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Guitar Linings Part 1 – Styles

Guitar linings used to strengthen the glue joint between the top or back plates and the sides of the guitar; sometimes referred to as “kerfing”, are a very important component of any acoustic guitar. At first glance these elements of the design don’t seem all that important, I mean after all, they are inside the guitar and most people don’t …

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The Art Of Lutherie is offers Guitar Building Classes and other resources to help you build your first guitar and continue to refine and improve your guitars regardless of how many you've made before. We aim to offer useful guitar making courses and provide guitar building tutorials, articles, and other luthier related information to help you build better guitars
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