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Guitar making is my primary woodworking activity, and I love sharing how anyone can make a guitar if they give it a try. Here are several articles containing instructions for making jigs, construction theory, and fun guitar making projects. I hope they help you on your way to making your first guitar.

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How to Make an Acoustic Guitar Series – Part Five – Carving the Top...

This is How to Make an Acoustic Guitar – Part Five – Carving the Top Braces. In this post you will see the process...
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How to Make an Acoustic Guitar Series – Part Four – Bracing the Top

This is how to make an acoustic guitar series-part four-bracing the top. In this part of the series you will learn how to prepare...
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How to Make an Acoustic Guitar Series – Part Three – Making the Rosette

This is How to Make an Acoustic Guitar Series – Part Three – How to Make a Rosette. In this part of the series,...
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How to Make an Acoustic Guitar Series – Part Two – Milling the Plates...

Welcome to Part Two of How to Make an Acoustic Guitar - The Mahogany Dreadnought Series. This week, the stacked neck gets some attention,...
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How to Make an Acoustic Guitar Series – Part One – Wood Selection and...

Welcome to Part One of my How to Make an Acoustic Guitar - Mahogany Dreadnought series. In this installment, I will cover wood selection,...
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How to Make an Acoustic Guitar – The Mahogany Dreadnought

This is the introductory post for my new weekly series on making an acoustic guitar from start to finish. It's called How to Make...
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The Secret to Getting the Most from a Guitar Making Forum

This is The Secret to Getting the Most from a Guitar Making Forum. There are a lot of great forums on the internet, and...
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How to Easily Choose the Best Wood for a Guitar

Are you nervous about choosing the best wood for a guitar? The wood does make a difference, but thankfully it's easier than you may...
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9 Fantastic Reasons to Slot Your Own Fretboard

This is 9 great reasons why you should slot your own fretboards. Slotting a guitar fretboard is not as hard as you might think....
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10 Important Questions to Ask Yourself Before Making an Acoustic Guitar

10 Important Questions to ask Yourself Before Making an Acoustic Guitar is a helpful way to get a few things sorted out before you...

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13 Helpful Tips on Making an Acoustic Guitar Bridge

This is 13 Helpful Tips on Making an Acoustic Guitar Bridge. The bridge is a very important part of your acoustic guitar. Making a...
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50 Things I Wish I Knew When I started Making Guitars

This is 50 things I wish I knew When I started Making Guitars, and it will help you make better guitars, faster. You never...
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10 Helpful Tips on How to be a More Productive Guitar Maker

This is 10 Helpful Tips on How to be a More Productive Guitar Maker. Making a guitar is a very long project, but there...
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How to Design a Custom Headstock and Why You Should

This is How to Design a Custom Headstock and Why You Should. It’s not much different of a process to make your own shape,...
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Why You Should Make Your Own Fretboards and How to Make it Easy

This is how to make your own fretboard to give your guitar a custom look. There are a lot of places where you can...
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9 Easy Ways to Know When to Take a Break From Your Guitar Build

This is 9 Easy Ways to Know When to Take a Break From Your Guitar Build. You can actually make a better guitar if...
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How Taking Practice Breaks Can Help You Make Better Guitars

This is How Taking a Practice Break Can Help You Make Better Guitars. In the beginning, there are a lot of unfamiliar things about...
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Guitar Making Tip No. 850 – Square Inlays

Guitar Making Tip No. 850 is about inlaying squares. Circles are by far the easiest type of inlay, because if you can drill a...
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The Biggest Thing I Wish Someone Told Me About Making an Acoustic Guitar

This is the Biggest Thing I Wish Someone Told Me About Making an Acoustic Guitar. Had I known this one thing in the beginning,...
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Guitar Making Tip No. 822 – Inlaying a Signature

Guitar Making Tip No. 822 is about inlaying a signature. When you have to inlay a signature, using the epoxy method is by far...