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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.

Five of the Best Jazz Guitars

Guest-author Marc-Andre Seguin from JazzGuitarLessons.net provides some valuable insight into his choices for the top guitars for jazz guitarists.

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.

Teye’s Artisan Guitars – Balanced & Beautiful

Unique guitars, crafted with precision and pure artistry. See why musicians like Joan Jett, Billy Gibbons, and Cliff Williams own Teye artisan guitars.

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.

The Electric Herald is a fantastic resource for Guitarists and Luthiers seeking to hone and refine their craft. Joel’s expertise is unmatched, and his guiding tips, tricks and insights make this platform one of the most impactful on the web. We browse his content quite often for inspiration and knowledge for our own guitar guides and recommendations.

Liam F | Music Grotto | Founder and Editor

We’ve worked successfully with Joel on several custom guitars and wouldn’t hesitate to do so again when the need arises. There is an attention to detail and a level of intuition here that is uncommon to find.

Jeff Lee | Halo Custom Guitars, Inc. | CEO

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