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  • Portland Guitar Fret Job

    The Portland Guitar Fret Process Guide       The goal of Portland Guitar fretwork is to create a smooth and soft feeling for the acoustic guitar p...
  • Cedar Body Parlor Marquetry

    The luthier’s tank refills with juice, the last guitar satisfied the need to see the result of work. Hearing and playing the guitar are special, it...
  • Acoustic Guitar Buying Guide

    Acoustic Guitar Buying Guide         Are you looking to take your guitar playing experience to the next level? The time may be right to take the pl...
  • Finishing!

    The body and neck are finished on the emerald guitar. The first in the series is almost ready to finish. A great guitar so far, but an uphill battl...
  • How to Bend Wood for Guitars

    This article shows how to bend wood using two methods. Clamps and water, then a fox bending machine. These methods are both effective and important for bending guitar sides or other pieces. These methods both use steam in some form but the wet wood is able to bend on it's own without the steam.
  • Advantages of a Handmade Guitar

         Our mission at Portland Guitar is to make a guitar that is tailored to your needs. We strive to be your personal luthier. Buying a guitar from...
  • Guitar Bridge Retrofit

    Our objective is to produce an acoustic guitar bridge that has the best possible intonation that the guitar can deliver. If you’re having sharp int...
  • Automated Resaw Sled Jig

    Last month we bought a substantial amount of rosewood boards in various sizes. We need to resaw them into backs and sides. Services that provide th...
  • The Split Saddle Bridge and Nut System for Perfect Intonation

         The split saddle bridge is Portland Guitar's patented invention. It is a bridge that does not have a one piece saddle. It has six individual ...
  • Instructions for the Split Saddle Compensation Bridge

      Build Instructions: As delivered the bottom of the bridge blank is flat. The depth of the blank may be deeper than necessary. The wings are lef...