Lutherie Guides

Figured Guitar Wood Guide

A guide to figured wood types – take an in-depth look at how these fascinating patterns are formed. Even professional luthiers can learn something new here.

How to Choose the Right Wood for your Guitar

This guide will walk you through the very first step in the guitar-making process: cutting down the tree. You should know this stuff before you go buy wood!

Tonecaps – Guitar Capacitors Guide

Ever wanted to know how a capacitor actually changes your guitar’s tone? Or know why different capacitors create different tones? This article is for you.