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KISS Your Guitar Inlay (The Secret To Better Inlay Design)

When it comes to designing guitar inlay and guitar design in general for that matter, I naturally gravitate toward a less-is-more approach, and even more so the older I get and the more guitars I build. I wasn’t always that way though, and I still occasionally get carried away with something and get things overly complex. Guitar maker types like …

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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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Carbon Fiber Guitar Neck Reinforcement Part 2 Design

Welcome to a new series on carbon fiber guitar neck reinforcement! Part 1 – Basics of Carbon Fiber – What it is, how it’s made, applications for luthiers, and more. Part 2  – Focused on how to design your neck reinforcement system and get the most from your carbon fiber neck bars. Part 3 – Detailed step by step tutorial where …

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Carbon Fiber Guitar Neck Reinforcement Part 1

Welcome to a new series on carbon fiber guitar neck reinforcement! Part 1 – Basics of Carbon Fiber – What it is, how it’s made, applications for luthiers, and more. Part 2  – Focused on Carbon Fiber Design how to design your neck reinforcement system and get the most from your carbon fiber neck bars. Part 3 – Detailed step by …

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How To Make Guitar Purfling: Part 2

Now that we’ve talked about many different options and important details regarding our wood guitar purfling in How To Make Guitar Purfling: Part 1, we’re ready to get to work and start making our own. In the tutorial I’ll be discussing these steps in detail and showing you many very important and even critical tricks and tips I use to …

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Guitar Linings Part 3 – Luthier’s Edge Exclusive Tutorial

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Guitar Linings Part 2

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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