For Instrument Builders

Tuesday's Guitar Building Tips

1) Spring Loaded Go Bars //////// 11) Neck Yawl
2) Go Bar Deck Padding //////// 12) Faux Bridge
3) Brace Ends //////////////////////// 13) Neck Pitch
4) The X /////////////////////////////// 14) Neck Pony
5) Back Seam /////////////////// 15) Wavy Washers
6) Voicing ///////////////////// 16) Long Srewdriver
7) Dummy Top ///////////// 17) Nuts and Saddles
8) Tp /Bk Clamping Caul ////// 18) First Strings
9) View Finder //////////////// 19) Grading Chart
10) Pin Top ///////////////////// 20)
Favorite Tools

These are all available via my You Tube page
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3 DVDs

transitional arm bevel dvd

adjusting a steel string guitar with Kent Everett

voicing a steel string guitar with kent everett

Out of Print
But check the "4 Sale" page for a special deal
on the remaing disk.

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2 Books


1) How to Make a Living Doing Something Crazy

how to make a living doing something crazy like building guitars by kent everett

Taken from Everett's popular 2007 Healdsburg Guitar Festival lecture.

"This little book should be read by millions of young people hoping to start out
in the world as artist of various kinds. "

Tim Olsen - Founding Editor - Guild of American Luthiers

Only $9.75
($491.25 less than a flight to California.)

2) The Qualities of Craftsmanship

the qualities of craftsmanship

I have just completed these 99 pages of rumination from behind the bandsaw.
This book started as a guide to help my students and grew into a philosophical
craftsmanship guide for improving your work.

I don't know if I can describe how much I enjoyed this book . I learned a ton. My approach to ,
well... all the work I do in the shop, has taken a new direction. You da' man!

"I have read it 3 times and each time I get something else out of it. Now I am quoting it...
Just fantastic. It is even a little funny. Thanks for taking the time to show us the inner
workings (your mind) of your guitar building. Loved it, loved it, loved it!"

I just read your book again today. You are such a good writer and teacher.
Every time I read it I pick up another nugget and it makes me a better craftsman.
You should make it an e-book.
Robbie OBrien

Yep - it's a deal!

I just finished reading your book during my lunch break. Quite the philosopher you are.
Even an old walrus like me got a lot out of it, and I am going to make sure my son reads it too.

I appreciate your work and effort to better the community for those of us who are constantly looking for the next thing to read
and study. Loved and couldn't put it down. I can't imagine how difficult it was for you guys in the early days before the
information explosion era that we are now enjoying.
So thanks!

I was there at your speach and wanted to get this copy for a review.
Man , I am glad I did. Thanks so much.

Hey Carlos, I read your book "How To Make A Living Doing Something Crazy" this evening. I wanted to say thank you for making this information public.
I find myself in the battle between reality and desire some days. You said so many things that I have felt, but did not know how to put them in words.
You have been a great influence in my guitar building
I want to express my appreciation.
Thanks for being a mentor.



Guitar Fret Work
The Transitional ArmBevel

the transitional armbevel

These two online Everett "full length" classes are
available via OBrien Guitars


Teacher Info

Kent Carlos Everett has had the pleasure of lecturing at the Healdsburg Guitar Festival,
the Association of String Instrument Artisans Symposium, the International School of Luthiery ,
The American School of Luthiery, the Southeastern Bluegrass Association,
The Georgia Woodworkers Guild, the Guild of American Luthiers, as well as various schools and universities.

He has built over 600 acoustic guitars and approximately 200 various other instruments.
He has made his living as a full time luthier since 1977.

This makes him a unique teacher, full of funny stories, and incite. With the highest level of craftmanship,
and brimming with decades of a working knowledge, he guides you to becoming a great guitar builder.

Everett has actively been teaching luthiery since 1989, has written
3 books on guitar building,
provided 3 instructional dvds on advanced luthiery, and has
many successful a
nd renowned alumni.
master guitar building class

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Here is the "guitar care" info I included with each guitar.
If this is helpful to you, feel free to copy it and put it to use.

Guitar Care
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