Author: Eric Schaefer

Beginner Brace Carving Tips

In this episode of DIY Guitar Making, I share some of my best brace carving tips including sharpening tips, setup tips and chisel techniques. 🔴 All episodes available at diyguitarmaking.com 🔴 Register for an 9 day Hands-On Guitar Building Workshop

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An Overlooked Technique in Voicing Guitars

In this episode of DIY Guitar Making, I indulge myself in a bit of a ramble about right brain vs left brain voicing techniques and I reveal a very simple voicing technique that most builders overlook. 🔴 All episodes available

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Bracing The Soundboard of a Parlor Guitar

In this episode of DIY Guitar Making, I am installing the soundboard bracing on a new Parlor model guitar. I talk about roughing out brace blank dimensions for the X brace, the tone bars, the finger braces, the transverse bar,

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The Bridge Plate | Purpose and Material Selection

In this episode of DIY Guitar Making, I am discussing the role of the bridge plate in anchoring the string and in distributing the forces of the bridge. I also discuss the best material and grain orientation for the bridge

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Shop Rounds | Blue Rosettes, Bandsaw Bearings, Parlor Guitar Progress

In this episode of DIY Guitar Making, I take us around the shop and discuss the progress on my parlor guitar model, blue fiber strips for rosettes, and how to replace the guide bearings on a bandsaw. 🔴 All episodes

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Resawing A Board for Guitar Parts

In this episode of DIY Guitar Making, I demonstrate the setup for resawing either back and side sets or tops or veneers for headplates. I also talk about dissecting a board into various parts for the purpose of instrument making.

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Bracing the Back Plate on Guitar #87

In this episode of DIY Guitar Making, the rosewood backplate of Guitar #87 will be braced with a novel, and extremely simplified bracing structure. 🔴 All episodes available at diyguitarmaking.com 🔴 Register for an 9 day Hands-On Guitar Building Workshop

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Decorative Backstripe Installation on Guitars #86 and #87

In this episode of DIY Guitar Making, I demonstrate the process of installing an ornamental, maple and ebony backstripe to complement my binding scheme on the new parlor guitar model that I am building. 🔴 All episodes available at diyguitarmaking.com

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Shop Rounds | Decorative Backstripes, Neckblock Contours, Unconventional Purfling Colors

In this episode of DIY Guitar Making, It’s all about the 2 parlor guitars in progress, the neck block radii that I used for attaching the blocks, the backstripes I installed and some interesting new colors to use for purfling

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Q&A | What has the Greatest Impact on Tone, 16 Fret Guitars, Parlor Plans, Fixing a Sunken Backplate

In this episode of DIY Guitar Making, I’m answering YOUR questions on the element of guitar making that most influences the tone, adjusting neck to body joint dimensions, sourcing guitar plans, fixing a sunken backplate and more! 🔴 All episodes

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