Lutherie Guides

Neck Pitch – Why and How
For a beginner guitarist, neck pitch (tilt) is nowhere on the radar when it comes…
Build Log: Semi-Hollow Acrylic Top Flying V
While this may be the first build log published on Electric Herald, it's certainly not…
How to Intonate a Guitar (or Bass)
While this article deals specifically with standard single scale instruments in mind, you may use…
Guitar Repair Tools Guide [Purchase List – 2020]

Thinking about repairing or modifying your own guitar? Interested in becoming a luthier? We can help you get started with this extensive tool list.

5 Effective Ways to Easily Sell Your Custom Guitars

A helpful guest article discussing some of the ways luthiers can market their custom built guitars, both online and offline.

Guitar Design Video – Adobe Illustrator

A video demonstration showing the complete process of drawing a guitar template in Adobe Illustrator.

JTB-II / Free CAD Files for an Original Guitar Model

A free CAD model set for an original guitar: the JTB-II.

How to Draw a Guitar Template – Adobe Illustrator

Learn how to draw a guitar template using Adobe Illustrator – for use in lutherie, CAD / CAM, and template making (Difficulty: Intermediate).

X-Carve + Fusion 360: Everything You Need is Here.

This is the only resource you need for connecting your X-Carve to Fusion 360. This guide includes a post-processor file, a complete Inventables toolset, and an easy to follow walkthrough to get you going quickly.

How to Model a Guitar – Fusion360

This walkthrough shows you how to model a complete guitar using Fusion360. The results can be carved with a CNC machine to produce a perfect instrument.