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Luthiery Fun #4: Bending the Sides Part 1

1391 days ago by Chinitorama | 1 comment »

Still without a climate controlled work room, I’ll continue through the list of tasks that can be done without a dehumidifier. Next up is one of the steps that seems to mystify a lot of non-guitar types: side bending. There are many different approaches to this task ranging from hi-tech electric blankets to boiling. My method is based on conversations with luthier friends and guitar geek research. It’s also probably one of the simplest to set up without spending a ton on exp...

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Luthiery Fun #3: Solera

1439 days ago by Chinitorama | 2 comments »

Probably the most important fixture in the guitar building process is the Solera. This jig is used to establish the arch in the guitar’s top as well as the necessary angle of the neck in relation to the top. Basically it’s a guitar-shaped board with sections carved away to facilitate various shaping and assembly processes. A shaped clamping caul more or less. I’ve read about these fixtures being made of mdf and solid wood but I chose 3/4 fir plywood. A previous attemp...

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Luthiery Fun #2: Rosette

1479 days ago by Chinitorama | 3 comments »

The top was glued up as any other panel would be, only thinner at about 3mm. The material was a lucky find at a local lumberyard. Nicely quartered cedar is easy to find here in BC. Unless noted otherwise, Titebond 3 is the glue used. Rosettes in classical/flamenco guitars are most often mosaic and herringbone inlay. I love the look of traditional rosettes, but they are complex to make from scratch. Mass-produced rosettes can be purchased from most of the big luthier supply houses. As...

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Resonator guitar

1514 days ago by busupholstery | 1 comment »

This is a slide show video from Youtube of how I made my resonator guitar by converting a broken Costa Rican guitar….......http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g5Ex79O2WBw

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Constructing Popsicle stick guitar video

1515 days ago by busupholstery | 2 comments »

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yR6BNjfZavw Thought someone might be interested in the slide show video I have on youtube of the actual making of the Popsicle stick guitar….......

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Constructing Popsicle stick guitar video

1515 days ago by busupholstery | 2 comments »

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yR6BNjfZavw................Copy and paste Thought someone might be interested in the slide show video I have on youtube of the actual making of the Popsicle stick guitar….......

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Guitar Build #1: Hooligan Guitar Build Day's 1 and 2

1533 days ago by rcflyer23 | 8 comments »

I have decided to build my own guitar. It’s something I have wanted to do for a long time and I hope to eventually turn it into a FT hobby someday.. So I finally took that first step this week. I got plans from Chris over at http://www.eguitarplans.com he draws up some really good plans. The body is going to be a 2 piece Solid Mahogany body. I started by cutting the two sides to length about 19” for this guitar so that I had a little extra to play with. Glue U...

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Guitars - Classroom project #1: Shop assembly

1589 days ago by unisaw2 | 8 comments »

I have volunteered to help the kids make their own guitars in class. The children are 9-10 year olds, and they are learning about sound. We want them to assemble/make as much as possible. The goal is to make a 4 string guitar that can be tuned. Notes will be A-D-G-B. The basic design is a 4 string neck, sauna tube body, and 1/8”mdf sound board. We are using real guitar tuners and strings, but everything else is going to be made in the shop, or in class. Need to make a total o...

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Birth of a Guitar #3: Part 3

1649 days ago by thewoodwhisperer | 13 comments »

The exciting conclusion to Rick’s adventure into the world of lutherie. Rick does an incredible job recovering from his previous, nearly disastrous mistake. He takes us through the final assembly as well as his finishing process, which involves a number of techniques including pore-filling, French polish, and wiping varnish. Congratulations to Rick and a huge thank you for letting me tear up your video footage. I know more than a few folks have been inspired to dive into the wonderful w...

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Birth of a Guitar #1: Birth of a Guitar Pt. 1

1688 days ago by thewoodwhisperer | 20 comments »

This is a Wood Whisperer first: a series featuring an aspiring luthier, Rick Urschel. Rick takes us through the process of building a classic guitar from a kit available at LMII.com. This is Rick’s first attempt at a guitar, and as such, I am not presenting this as a “how-to”. Instead, this is just one man’s experience as he works his butt off making a beautiful guitar for his wife. I think you are really going to enjoy it. A special thanks to Rick for allowing me to “Whisperize” his content!

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