In Part 1 of the build, I left off after just having completed the truss rod slot and fretboard preparation. As luck would have it, the truss rods I have have are meant for 24.75″ or 25.5″ necks, so on this project it just barely fits given the shorter scale length. I would normally make […]
Nothin’ But a Slide ‘Thang My idea for this project was to design and build something geared towards playing slide guitar. My inspirations were those old student-model or Sears catalog guitars of the 1950’s. They’re often of such suspect quality that they can only be used for slide because of neck issues. Hey, lay off! Not having a truss rod can […]
A Long Time Ago, in a Shop Far Far Away Years ago, when it seemed I had more time, I would post photo logs on my website of whatever guitars I was building. I found that type of build thread extremely valuable when I was first trying to learn how to build a guitar. Apparently […]
Mashups. Hybrids. Mix and match. Call them what you want, but when you take features from a few different guitar models and combine them, you get awesome results. As part of my guitar building template selection, I’m very excited to offer a selection of Mashups, with more on the way. Mashups are a great way to leverage […]
I’ve just added two new template sets to the luthier tools store. If you’re looking for guitar building templates, and you like T-Style guitars, have a look! T-style Deluxe Guitar Template Set The T-style Deluxe is an awesome beast. It sports a Strat neck with a big headstock, humbuckers (wide range or standard), two volumes […]
It’s Guitar Template Heaven! I’m pleased to announce that the Potvin Guitars online store is now open! You can finally browse all the available guitar building templates and jigs in one place! I think you’ll find searching for templates much easier now. There are a bunch of features that I’m sure you’ll like: Live Shipping Quotes The store […]
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