Lutherie Guides

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.

CNC Fretboard Modeling – Fusion 360

A walkthrough for the process of designing and modeling a flawless straight-radius fretboard in Fusion 360 for CNC machining.

How to Fix Fret Buzz (the right way)

Learn how to diagnose and repair electric guitar fret buzz. This guide walks you through a failsafe method to rid yourself of buzzing in any scenario.

How to Refret a Guitar

A step-by-step guide to walk you through the process of performing a complete re-fret job on your guitar – with easy to follow diagrams included.

How to Print a Guitar Template

Making your own guitar templates is much simpler than you might expect – all you need is a standard printer, paper, and some MDF.

Signal Phase & Switch Mods Guide

Everything you need to know about signal phase relating to your guitar’s pickups – what it is, what it sounds like, and how to use it!

How To – Variable Capacitor Selector Mod

Learn how to make your own varitone knob using a variable rotary switch – you will be able to flip between multiple capacitors with ease.