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Michael Greenfield shows how to sand guitar bodies

Issue 205 December 05, 2013

Michael Greenfield of Greenfield Guitars explains clearly why it's critical to have properly shaped guitar sides before you rout for binding. He shared this great tip with us during the 2013 Northwoods Seminar last August.
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In this Trade Secrets Video:
A tip from one of the world's finest guitar builders
A simple tool adapted from the Collings Guitars factory
Spring steel follows the contours of the guitar body
Sighting with a straightedge to check for flatness
Guitar Finishing Step-By-Step
Problem-solving products for this kind of work:
Rosewood Back and Side Set for Dreadnought Guitar
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ColorTone Waterbase Grain Filler
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Binding Router Bit Set
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Side Bending Strap
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