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The Hemingway Bridge Method & How To Use It

Have you ever gotten so lost in building your guitars that suddenly, as if waking from a dream, you realize that HOURS had flown by? To you, it felt...

Guitar Fret Wire – The Ultimate Luthier’s Guide

Choosing the right fret wire for your guitar can be confusing and even overwhelming. I created this guide to help you choose the best frets for your...

Fret Saws – The Ultimate Luthier’s Guide

There are so many different types of fret saws today that it’s hard for new luthiers to know which ones to buy and how to use them. After all,...

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...

Understanding Fanned Fret Guitars: The Ultimate Guide

Many luthiers contact me each month inquiring about fanned fret guitars, ranging from general questions like “What is a fan fret guitar?” or “How to...

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 it, I have to be clear on what I'm...

How to Choose the Best Wood Rasp for Guitar Making

What is the best wood rasp for guitar making? Well, if you've watched the video above or the one over on our Art Of Lutherie YouTube Channel, you...

Why I Switched To French Polishing My Guitars

Does a French polished guitar sound better than a guitar finished with synthetic guitar finishes? And for that matter, does any finish really make...

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...

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...

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