The Art Of French Polishing Video Course

You Can Start Learning The Art Of French Polishing Today!   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 precious guitars or to help you get Unstuck in your …

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

Free Lutherie Course: Guitar Physics, Design, & Guitar Set-Up In this free 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 …

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Guitar making Book

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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Tutorial on installing guitar purfling

Precision Guitar Purfling Techniques

Installing your guitar purfling neatly and precisely in the bindings of your guitar is very important and can have a big impact on the perceived value of your work. One of the ways that many people will judge the workmanship and quality of your guitar is by closely inspecting your binding work. They want to see how clean and tight …

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I’m Not A Guitar Maker, I Just Make Guitars

I don’t know about you, but in order to be fully connected with my work and fully invested emotionally in it, I have to be clear on what I’m actually doing. What is the point of it all, why is it important? When I sort through all the different layers and levels to get down to the core of what …

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How Does A Guitar Work? Guitar Physics Part 2: Bridge & Top

In How Does A Guitar Work? Part 1 we looked into what is going on with the guitar string when it is set in motion, and the kind of information and vibration that is present within it. Now we’re ready to move on to the next step which is the point at which the string energy gets converted into a …

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How to Cut A Guitar End-Graft By Hand

On most steel string or classical guitars the end-graft provides an opportunity to get creative and add some subtle details to your guitar. The design you use can be complex and very involved, or minimal and precise. Whichever style you chose will require you to cut a clean and perfect slot at the end block of your guitar where the …

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Guitar Making Tools Wish List

In case you were wondering what guitar making tools to put on your luthier list this year, I put together a list of tools I use and a few thoughts about why I like them. This is by no means an exhaustive list, and not a list of everything you need to build a guitar, it’s just a few ideas …

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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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