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Let's see some pictures!

Okay, let's see some of your projects past and/or present. I'll start. Here's my 8th guitar: And here is my 87th: Here's what I'm working…

Started by Brent McElroyLatest Reply

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What's inside a Portuguese guitar?

Portuguese guitars evolved from old zithers and 18th century "English guitars". That explains their shape and, in part, the way they are s…

Started by Luis Motta da Silva

1 10 hours ago
Reply by Kevin McCornack aka Dr. Moreau

Inlays. How to?

Dear fellow guitar makers, My technique for achieving inlays is rather primitive. So, I decided to post these modest pictures taken during…

Started by Luis Motta da Silva

10 Jan 4
Reply by Luis Motta da Silva

Headstock replacement

A broken guitar neck is a common misfortune. Sometimes you can fix them, sometimes not. If the whole headstock is lost, the only repair po…

Started by Luis Motta da Silva

7 Oct 17, 2013
Reply by Luis Motta da Silva

Finish Polishing

I know the good folks here can help me. I have done extensive finish work but have a situation that I'd like to get some other ideas for. I…

Started by Michael S. Jackson

4 Oct 16, 2013
Reply by Michael S. Jackson

Any Advantage in Using Bone for Bridge Pins?

Here's one for you guys-as your instrumental (no pun intended) in building guitars, so I would appreciate your opinions on this subject: I…

Started by Iain Brennan

8 Aug 6, 2013
Reply by Luis Motta da Silva

Ukulele details

I just posted over in the Ukulele players forum but wanted to ask here as well. I am currently working on three tenor ukes based on a plan…

Started by Greg Nelson

6 May 13, 2013
Reply by Luis Motta da Silva

12-string guitar tuners - The Portuguese Solution

12-string guitars need... twelve tuners. That usually means long head stocks and a number of inherent problems. In my humble opinion, Ricke…

Started by Luis Motta da Silva

5 May 6, 2013
Reply by Michael S. Jackson

Restoring an old instrument

Hi, fellow guitarmakers! Since I use to take pictures of every instrument I make (or restore), it ocorred to me that it could be a good id…

Started by Luis Motta da Silva

18 May 5, 2013
Reply by Luis Motta da Silva

Someone Went to A Lot of Trouble...

I posted this over at the Guitar Collectors group. http://www.youtube.com/embed/XlyCLbt3Thk?rel=0

Started by Michael S. Jackson

2 Jan 6, 2013
Reply by John

WORKSHOPS

Dear fellow guitar makers, When I caught the guitar making fever, I tried to make acquaintance with established luthiers, and they were ki…

Started by Luis Motta da Silva

10 Dec 28, 2012
Reply by Luis Motta da Silva

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