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May 02 2015 01:13 AM
A warm round of applause for this month's Guitar Of The Month contest winner! SwedishLuthier is well-known to regulars as a generous fount of inspiration and knowledge. It is fitting testament that this month's winner is his (daughter's) excellent alto acoustic build; whilst being three years in the making, patience and experienced guidance clearly pay off!
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Apr 02 2015 05:43 AM
Congratulations to brutal-lv on winning this month's Guitar Of The Month contest with his stunning 5-string bass, "Egregore 5"!
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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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Mar 01 2015 05:10 AM
The winner of this month's "very blue" Guitar Of The Month contest is long-time forum contributor Chris Verhoeven's super cool "Model 2".
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Feb 02 2015 11:50 AM
The first Guitar Of The Month contest winner of 2015 is the first entry by long-time member DC Ross. His spectacular multiscale instrument sets the bar high for this year!
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Jan 02 2015 07:24 AM
Well-deserved congratulations to long-time forum member Pukko, whose amazing "Luciferi Howl-O-Body" takes this 2014's "Guitar Of The Year" title!
 
2014 saw a fantastic group of Guitar Of The Month entries showcasing member's ingenuity, capability and willingness to share their processes with the wider community. Here's to 2015!

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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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Dec 01 2014 10:21 AM
Another fine showing of entries lead by this month's clear winner "Goldie" by forum regular sdshirtman! This month's contest also sees the opening of ProjectGuitar.com's Guitar Of The Year 2014 contest. Head over to the forums and put in your vote!
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