|Product Instructions A-BANJOBUILDING|
Banjo Building Instructions
Comprehensive, downloadable instructions for building an open-back banjo.
|Product Instructions I-5295|
Dreadnought Guitar Kit Instructions
Downloadable assembly instructions for the Dreadnought Guitar Kit, including a recommended tool and supplies list.
|Product Instructions I-5342|
Fiddle Kit Instructions
Downloadable assembly instructions for the Fiddle Kit, including a recommended tool list.
|Trade Secrets!Issue 101 November 26, 2009|
Final-shaping a D-18 or D-28 style guitar neck
Guitar maker Todd Sams directs the production of our StewMac guitar necks, and he uses the necks in his own custom Sams guitars. Todd shows how to spend twenty minutes final-shaping a neck to get it to look and feel exactly right.
|Trade Secrets!Issue 44 September 20, 2007|
Go-bar decks: fast, flexible gluing
This week, Dan Erlewine asks Todd Sams to show how a go-bar deck in his home shop turned two hours of work into twenty minutes!
|Trade Secrets!Issue 107 February 18, 2010|
How to know a bridge will play in tune before gluing it on
Dan Erlewine finds an old bridge to fit a 1950s Gibson, but will the saddle slot be in the right place? He measures and calculates, but still wants to prove it's in tune before gluing. Here's how he did that.
|Trade Secrets!Issue 129 December 23, 2010|
Make custom labels for your guitars!
Dan Erlewine's making a forgery of an old Gibson label, using his brother as an accomplice (he's got a good excuse). While he's at it, he shows how you can make new custom labels for your own guitars.
|Trade Secrets!Issue 125 October 28, 2010|
Rubber bands as clamps: super-useful, and cheap!
Erick Coleman has a simple tip that saved a lot of time at the recent Purdue Guitar Workshop: rubber binding bands make great clamps! They're for lots of things -- check out the examples in this issue.
|Product Instructions I-5297|
Triple-O Guitar Kit Instructions
Downloadable assembly instructions for the 000 Guitar Kit, including a recommended tool and supplies list.