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Aug 02 2015 03:47 AM
Congratulations to ginner on a first and very well-deserved win on this month's contest with his Titan Emerald build! Ginner's builds over the last couple of years have shown ability and consistency and we look forward to seeing what else he can pull out of the hat....
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Jul 01 2015 05:34 AM
Winner of this month's Guitar Of The Month contest is long-time forum member Peter Naglitsch (SwedishLuthier) which another impressive example of his signature design, the NorthStar DoubleNeck!
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Jun 03 2015 08:36 AM
This month saw a shootout between two polar opposite singlecuts, with brutal-lv taking his third Guitar Of The Month win with his excellent "Existo 'Lizard'".
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Mar 21 2015 07:07 AM
In the previous instalment, we explored the general uses and scope of CAD. In this brief section the comparison between the uses of 2D and 3D are relevant to basic instrument design.
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Mar 13 2015 07:39 AM
The first article in this series introduces CAD in its bare basics, explains its place within the context of instrument design and illustrates the powerful concepts it provides all the way through to making noise and sawdust.
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Mar 13 2015 01:06 AM
Do you want to learn to design your own instrument, or perhaps brush up on your existing design skills? This series of articles breaks down the fundamentals of instrument design on your computer and helps you transfer your ideas across to realising the finished guitar!
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Dec 16 2014 06:12 AM
What? A pencil deserves an entire article...?
When you spend hours in the workshop marking out hundreds of accurate measurements, you develop a reliance on whatever you use to do your marking. The last year using this inexpensive trouble-free pencil has been unexpectedly satisfying.

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Dec 16 2014 04:05 AM
Jointing plates - whether it is a decorative top for a solidbody or the soundboard/back for an acoustic - are essential jobs in a guitar workshop. Up until now I have tackled these jobs by clamping a beam to my table top, laying the plate halves on the bench, placing a small baton under the joint and clamping a second beam to snug things up, then apply glue, remove the baton and thus creating enough clamping pressure. This is tedious and time consuming. Enter the LMI plate jointing jig!
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Nov 09 2014 04:45 AM
ABM produces what is possibly the broadest range of premium-quality Tune-O-Matic bridges and stop tailpieces in their product lineup. What makes their versions of this classic bridge combination head and shoulders above the rest?
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Nov 09 2014 04:20 AM
Artisan-quality handmade rasps are universally acknowledged as the peak of excellence in wood shaping and refinement. Rasps from the celebrated Liogier workshop in France are no exception; however, are they worth the significant cost of investment?
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Oct 15 2014 05:00 AM
A recent introduction to the ABM catalogue is their new KATANA tremolo system. Milled from solid brass, this mighty OFR-compatible bridge offers several improvements over the existing tried and tested design....
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