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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...

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