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A blue electric guitar lays, face-up, across a table with the neck and head point to the right. Under the neck is a copy of Learning to Speak Guitar, a paperback book with a white cover, black letters, and a black-line drawing of a guitar. Under the guitar's headstock is an open laptop, the screen shows music editing software. There is a lined pad of paper and a pen below the laptop.

Free guitar service materials

Personal Luthier Setup Guide

Personal Luthier Guitar Service Schedule

Learning to Speak Guitar

Learning to Speak Guitar: A Luthier’s Thesaurus (PDF proof sample)


Demystifying the Guitar
(Presented at Mechanics’ Hall, Portland, Maine. January 2020 (Coming soon)

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March 2022: Free Resources and Tool Selection Advice

February 2022: What Do We Mean by “Consulting”? and Cleaning Advice

January 2022: Educator Sale and Restringing Tips

December 2021: Holiday Sale and Long-Term Storage Tips

November 2021: Affiliate Referral Program Spotlight

October 2021: Personal Luthier Launch

September 2021: Personal Luthier Prelaunch

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Learning to Speak Guitar

The second image appearing on this page (of two electric guitars, one blue, one maple) appears courtesy of Robin Richardson, all rights reserved. All other images on this page appear courtesy of Nathan Richardson, all rights reserved.