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Acoustic Building Tips

Kit or Custom:
Acoustic Building Tips

From your first build to your custom
dream creation we're here to help

Acoustic Kits

Get a head start with a kit

You'll build a great sounding acoustic guitar on the first try from premium tonewoods precision machined right in our Ohio shop.

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Dreadnought and OM Guitar Kit Tool Set

“What tools do I need to build a kit?”

We're here to help! We've got tool sets hand-selected by our team with everything you need for a successful first build.

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Waverly Products

Your masterpiece deserves the best appointments

Far beyond basic, Waverly tuners, bridge pins, end pins, and strap buttons are a beautiful and lifelong upgrade to your instrument.

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Tools for Inlay + Pearl Cutting

Custom inlays your way

With our tools and instruction you can go beyond the traditional dots and inlay any shape or design you can dream of.

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Tuning Machines

Stay in tune strum after strum

Don't let poor tuning ruin your inspiration. It's easy to upgrade your tuners for a better sounding and playing guitar.

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Finishing Supplies

A finish as unique as your build

From 40s sunbursts to warm aged clear to wild colors we've got the pigments, stains, and finishes for your masterpiece.

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How to Adjust the Action on an Acoustic Guitar

How to Adjust the Action on an Acoustic Guitar

This is a very common question we get all the time. We'll show you all the steps on how to evaluate and adjust your acoustic to the perfect comfortable action for you.

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Find the perfect tool for the job

find the perfect tool for the job

We not only have every tool to get your started, we carry everything you need to build your dream guitar.

Nut and Saddles

Choose your nut + saddle

It's easier than you think to upgrade your nut and saddle. Whether you want a blank or a preshaped time-saver, traditional bone or Tusq, we've got it.

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Nut + Saddle Making Tool Set

Dial in your playability

You don't need to settle for factory saddles and nuts that sound bad and play worse. With our custom tools it's easy to custom make your own.

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Saddle Routing Jig

Cut saddles slots with ease

Don't worry about this tricky job again. This handy jig makes quick and accurate work of this challenging task.

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Gauged Nut Slotting File Set for Acoustic Guitar

Get perfect action at the nut

These files are the right gauges for cutting and shaping acoustic guitar nuts. Get proper height with no buzzing!

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Essential Fretting Tool Set

Do your own fret work

Want to learn how to get started with fret work, but aren't sure how to start or which tools to choose? This set makes it easy to dial in your frets.

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Acoustic Guitar Kit Clamp Set

Clamps for every job

Our clamps are custom built for guitar building—they're the right tools for the job! From attaching bridges to gluing up the top and back, the right clamps make every build easier.

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Fixing a neck joint

No-fail method for making custom guitar soundhole rosettes

Brock Poling shows Dan Erlewine his method for ensuring that his custom rosewood acoustic guitar rosette inlay fits perfectly in the soundboard channel.

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Soundhole Roseettes

Fixing the angle of an acoustic neck joint

What do you do if the neck geometry is off on your acoustic build? Dan Erlewine shows how to recognize this problem and solve it!

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