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4 Steps To Perfect Side Purfling Miter Joints

In today's article, I'm going to show you my simple system for creating beautiful side-purfling miter joint details: In less time With less stress...

How To Use A Fret Crowning File

Flawless fretwork is a vital component of a great playing guitar, and in this article we're going to focus on an essential part of the fretwork...

How To Get Perfect Guitar String Spacing (Tools & Technique)

In this article, I'll show you how to perfect your string spacing for a more professional look and comfortable feel on your next guitar. At first...

Making Master Guitars: An Awesome Book Every Luthier Needs!

I've always believed that it's vital to remember we are not starting from scratch. We owe a great debt to the skilled craftspeople who were brave...

Optimizing Tuning Machines For Stability & Sustain

In this article, we'll be exploring the subtleties of how to optimize the installation of guitar tuning machines, and the benefits and improvements...

Hacklinger Magnetic Caliper (This Tool Changed My Life)

In this article, I'm going to tell you about a simple tool that radically changed the way I work, accelerated my growth as a luthier, and continues...

Carbon Fiber Guitar Neck Reinforcement Guide

In this article, I'll answer the most common questions about carbon fiber guitar neck reinforcement and share the key concepts you'll need to...

Guitar Kerfing VS Solid Linings

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...

3 Tips For Better Guitar Binding (With Less Stress)

Today, I'm going to share 3 tips you can use to upgrade the quality of your guitar binding work AND your enjoyment of the process. When I first...

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...

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