Lutherie Guides

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.

18v Battery Modification for Active Pickups

One of the most popular modifications for active pickup sets – the 18v mod makes a significant change to your guitar tone’s headroom!

How To Make a Killswitch for Your Guitar

The most extensive guide to making your own guitar killswitch on the web. It’s a simple modification with plenty of helpful diagrams.

How To: Compound Radius Router Jig

A pictorial guide to help you construct a router jig capable of creating perfect compound-radius fretboards. Make sure you check the videos at the end!

How To: Circle/Radius Cutting Jig

A simple yet effective router jig for making circular cuts – this is pretty much the standard for any carpenter or luthier – even a bit more complex.