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Guitar Tuning Machine System

Get Better Tuning Stability & Sustain: Optimizing Guitar Tuning Machines

I find that many times the act of refining the smallest details of my guitar can yield big improvements in design. A mistake that is easy to make as a luthier is to feel like the path to improving your guitar consists of some monumental task like a total redesign of your bracing, a new body shape, or a radical …

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Meet The Maker American Lutherie 125 A

The Guild Of American Lutherie: Meet The Maker Tom Bills

This morning I had an amazing experience as I sat quietly drinking a coffee and reading the latest issue of the Guild Of American Lutherie magazine. Sitting here today in my workshop at the same bench I had when I first joined the GAL (Guild Of American Lutherie) back in 1998, I couldn’t help but reflect on all the years …

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5 keys to Headstock Binding

5 Awesome Tricks For More Precise Guitar Headstock Binding

Basics Of Headstock Binding If done properly, adding wood binding and purfling to the headstock of your guitar can add a wonderful touch of elegance and refinement to your design. Additionally, I feel a bound headstock helps to tie the design of the neck/headstock portion of the guitar together visually with the body since they are both bound in similar …

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