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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, …

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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.┬áThe exclusive …

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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 …

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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 …

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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; …

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The Art Of French Polishing Video Course

Click Here To Access The Art Of French Polishing Course & More! Learn More About The Luthier’s EDGE The Art …

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Precision Guitar Purfling Techniques Part 2

In part 1 of Precision Guitar Purfling Techniques, we looked at how a few simple tricks can help your decorative …

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Precision Guitar Purfling Techniques Part 1

Installing your guitar purfling neatly and precisely in the bindings of your guitar is very important and can have a …

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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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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Guitar Tonewood Supplier: Hibdon Hardwood

Hibdon Hardwood Last Spring I had the pleasure of visiting Hibdon Hardwoods, one of the top guitar tone wood suppliers …

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Hand Scrapers For Guitar Making

The steel scraper blade is one of the most used tools in my guitar making workshop. Don’t be fooled by …

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How Does A Guitar Work? Guitar Physics Part 1: Strings

The first step to being able to make the right adjustments to your guitar, to take the right measurements , …

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Guitar Truss Rods: Which One Is Best For Your Next Guitar?

When it comes to the stability and playability of the guitar neck, it is beneficial to spend some time thinking …

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