Luthier Interest

The world of guitar making is a very generous one with the vast majority of builders willing to share information - very few "trade secrets" here. I have benefitted hugely from this and in the spirit of passing this on here are some items of interest to other builders. Some of the techniques show the use of power tools and other sharp hand tools. These are things that require respect and appropriate experience together with necessary safety precautions.

 

Adjustable neck

My version of making an adjustable neck joint

Binding Jig

My adaptation of the Fleischmann-Williams binding jig for use with a spiral downcut bit.

Making "Jacob"

A photo-documentary of making a ladder braced Harp Guitar.

Making "Samhain Taistealai"

A photo-documentary of making a multi-scale Grand Concert sized guitar.

Making "Ceol Binn"

A photo-documentary of making a flat-top mandolin.

Making "Ceol Binn Mór"

A photo-documentary of making a flat-top octave mandolin.

Making "Sparrowhawk"

A photo-documentary of making a Mountain Dulcimer.

Making "VictorM"

A photo-documentary of making an open backed five string banjo.

Making "Becky's Bass"

A photo-documentary of making an electric upright bass.

Making "Father Jack"

A photo-documentary of making a multiscale mandola/mandolin Harp banjo.

Making "Ceithre"

A photo-documentary of making a Venezuelan Cuatro.