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Guitar Templates

Guitar Templates | Plans for all of those specialty templates you can make to bring accuracy and consistency into your guitar making

Georgia Luthier Supply
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  • Acoustic Guitar Templates
  • 12-String Guitar Templates
  • Classical Guitar Templates

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Guitar Tempates At UGOL

If you plan to make more than just one guitar, you should plan to make yourself a nice professional set of templates for each guitar size and style you plan to make.

Guitar Templates allow you to maintain accuracy in your plan by have an accurate plexiglas or lexan template to repeat your guitar shape, bracing patterns, peghead design, tuning machine locations and much more.

I have a full set of guitar templates for each sytle of guitar that I make. If I make revisions to the way I make the guitar, the template gets revised or remade as well.

We make the job of making your essential guitar templates an easy one. The template sheet consists of one large sheet, with the following templates all laid out for you and ready to go:

Each Guitar Template Set will include the following templates:

Top Bracing Layout Template: This Guitar Template locates each brace and brace end, eliminating any mis-alignment of baces, sound-hole or reinforcing strips.

Back Arch Template: Use this simple template to mark the same arch on the bottom of your braces.

Fret Layout Template: All frets laid out and dimensioned ready for you to load into a fret template jig or hand cut on your own.

Headpiece Template: for headpiece contour and accurate tuning machine layouts. Neck Layout Template: Use this for easily roughing out your neck, heel, and neck joints, plut the foot on the Classical Guitar.

Side Contour Template: This is worth the price of the set alone! This side contour can be cut out and laid directly on your guitar sides and you can automatically cut the correct back arch and taper on your sides without trial and error.

Making the Guitar Templates Is Easy

It's really quite easy to make any and all of these guitar templates. You will need the assistance of some power tools though. A small Band Saw would be of great assistance.

First print the sheet of guitar templates once you download the file. This can be at any larger retail printer, such as Kinkos.

Cut the guitar building template with a sissors or a knife. Prepare your guitar template stock. I recommend using Lexan, also know as polycarbonate.

Lexan is what I prefer as it is unbreakable, even if it falls on the concrete floor or your shop. It does scratch easier though and if you are note careful it melts when overheated from sawing too quickly.

I would not recommend that you make your guitar templates from acrylic as it chips and breaks very easily - unless you are a very careful person.

Just use spray adhesive on the backside of your guitar building template printout and stick it to the protective paper of the tempale stock and smooth it down and burnish it so it fits tightly.

Now carefully saw the template to within about 1 mm of the line, if you are steady.

Next sand the guitar building template by hand or with a stationary belt sander. A scraper also works well, but takes longer. Sand right to the exact centerline of the template line.

Peal off the protective paper on both sides and knock off the sharp edges of the template with some sandpaper. Many of the guitar templates have location centerlines or holes. These an be drilled with a very small drill bit so you can just stick a pencil point in the hole to make the exact location.

Also you may want to mark the centerlines on the guitar template stock itself. Do this with a steel straightedge and a very sharp woodworking marking knife and cut right through the paper template and protective paper.

Just drill a hole to hang the guitar template and you are in business.

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For now please visit our Plan Shop for all the guitar templates you need for your Acoustic Guitar plans. Just select the plan you would like and click on the link to add the Template Set to your shoping cart.

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Free Plan Downloads

Be sure to visit our Plan Shop, which is part of the Ultimate Guitar Building Site. Here you will not only find all the guitar plans, bender plans and jig plans, but we will be posting updates on this site for you download. Free downloads and updates will be available here too.

Addition items to look for at the Plan Shop are Free Downloads for Guitar Building Tools to help you in your guitar making operation. Just scroll down to the bottom of the page in the Free Downloads Section.

Guitar Building Templates - Coming Soon

For now please visit our Plan Shop for all the guitar templates you need for your Acoustic 12 - String Guitar plans. Just select the plan you would like and click on the link to add the Guitar Template Set to your shoping cart.

Eager To Learn A Lot More on Guitar Building? Visit Our Guitar Building Blog.....

Head on over to the newest member of our family:
Ultimate Guitar Building

Ultimate Guitar Building Blog

Free Plan Downloads

Be sure to visit our Plan Shop, which is part of the Ultimate Guitar Building Site. Here you will not only find all the guitar plans, bender plans and jig plans, but we will be posting updates on this site for you download. Free downloads and updates will be available here too.

Addition items to look for at the Plan Shop are Free Downloads for Guitar Building Tools to help you in your guitar making operation. Just scroll down to the bottom of the page in the Free Downloads Section.

Guitar Building Templates - Coming Soon

For now please visit our Plan Shop for all the templates you need for your Classical Guitar plans. Just select the plan you would like and click on the link to add the Template Set to your shoping cart.

Eager To Learn A Lot More on Guitar Building? Visit Our Guitar Building Blog.....

Head on over to the newest member of our family:
Ultimate Guitar Building

Ultimate Guitar Building Blog

Free Plan Downloads

Be sure to visit our Plan Shop, which is part of the Ultimate Guitar Building Site. Here you will not only find all the guitar plans, bender plans and jig plans, but we will be posting updates on this site for you download. Free downloads and updates will be available here too.

Addition items to look for at the Plan Shop are Free Downloads for Guitar Building Tools to help you in your guitar making operation. Just scroll down to the bottom of the page in the Free Downloads Section.