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The Mysterious Aluminum Bar of the Side Benders

The Mysterious Aluminum Bar of the Side Benders

How to accurately bend guitar and ukulele sides.

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Neck Assembly Jig Setup Instructions

Setting Up The Neck Assembly Jig to Cut Scarf Joints

Here is a short description of how I setup my neck assembly jig to cut scarf joints for a typical 14 fret to the body, acoustic guitar with a 25.4” scale. 

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Neck Construction for Stringed Instruments

Neck Construction for Stringed Instruments

One of the most difficult pieces of the acoustic, classical guitar and ukulele construction puzzle is precise construction and adjustment of the instrument neck. The neck has several important duties to perform

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Wood Bindings add to the beauty of a hand crafted instrument

Bending Wood Binding Strips

Wood purfling used on a premium instrument is one of the crowning touches you can use to bring your build to the next level. This tutorial gives detailed instruction on how to make these beautiful ornimentations.

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Preparing the Neck Assembly Jig to Cut Scarf Joints

This article will help you set-up the GLS neck assembly jig to accurately cut scarf joints.

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Humidity in the Shop

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Spreader Jacks for Inside and Adjustable Forms

Spreader Jacks for Inside and Adjustable Forms

When using an inside form, spreader jack come in handy to keep the sides from springing back. They also keep the side perfectly vertical against the form sides.

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Bolt on Neck for Acoustic Guitars & Ukulele's

Bolt on Neck for Acoustic Guitars & Ukulele's

A bolt on neck is a great way to easily mount the neck to the body of an acoustic guitar or ukulele. It's easier to machine and adjust than the standard dovetail joint.

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Building a Free-Floating Top

Building a Free-Floating Top

Assure the best tone from your custom built instrument by gluing the top to the side without any stress. Find out how you can do this in this article.

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What's New at GenOne Luthier Supply

What's New at GenOne Luthier Supply

Check out this page to see our newest product published to our site each month. Also you will be able to see items that are in progress and coming soon to our site.

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Luthier Glossary of Terms

Luthier Glossary of Terms

Confused by some of the technical terms you see on this site? These terms are addressed and explained in this article to get you up-so-speed on using luthier terms.

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Bindings for Stringed Instruments

Bindings for Stringed Instruments

Binding for our musical instruments are important as more than just decoration. They add protection against damage and infiltration of moisture to the top and back plates.

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