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Better Guitar Headstock Binding Channels

Better Guitar Headstock Binding Channels

Flawless headstock binding starts with flawless binding channels. This video shows you the simple tips for creating consistently perfect headstock binding channels I use when making my guitars. It specifically addresses one of the most challenging parts of cutting...

What Is A Guitar BackStrap Overlay

What Is A Guitar BackStrap Overlay

What Is A Guitar Backstrap? If you’ve been building or repairing guitars for any time, you might already know what backstrapping, also known as a backstrap overlay, is. Just in case you haven’t heard about it yet, implementing a backstrap overlay is a technique...

French Polish – Shellac, Alcohol, Oils & Technique

French Polish – Shellac, Alcohol, Oils & Technique

If you have seen a well-applied French polish shellac finish, then you may have experienced the clarity, depth and richness that synthetic finishes cannot duplicate, and more importantly, the unique, woody, open sound that it brings to a guitar’s voice. But when...

Card Scrapers – Types, Uses, And How To Sharpen

Card Scrapers – Types, Uses, And How To Sharpen

A card scraper (also known as a scraper blade, hand scraper, or cabinet scraper) can be one of the most-used luthier tools in the workshop. Don’t be fooled by how simple this wood-scraping tool appears; it is actually a very intuitive tool requiring experience to...

3 Tips For Better Guitar Binding (With Less Stress)

3 Tips For Better Guitar Binding (With Less Stress)

3 Tips For Better Guitar BindingLess Stress & Better ResultsBack when I first started building guitars, the process of gluing the binding onto the guitar body and making sure it was perfect was filled with dread, and stress, and drama. And I wasn’t always confident it...

Guitar Truss Rods – Types, Installation, & How To Adjust

Guitar Truss Rods – Types, Installation, & How To Adjust

The guitar truss rod is one of the most important parts of any acoustic or electric guitar because it enables us to adjust the guitar neck accurately for comfortable playing and long-term stability. Not all truss rods are created equally, though, and having the right...

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