Author: Eric Schaefer

Refretting a Guitar with a Bound Fretboard | Masterclass

In this episode of DIY Guitar Making, I have a repair to execute on an electric guitar with pitted frets that need replacing. This is a good opportunity to replace with Evo Gold! I cover heating and pulling the old

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Using Teflon to Install a Mother Of Pearl Rosette | Guitar #116

In this episode of DIY Guitar Making, I discuss some design considerations for my new, florentine cutaway parlor build, Guitar #116. Then we walk through the process of cutting a rosette channel and inlaying two fiber purfling strips and a

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Prepping Guitar Plates and Prepping Brace Blanks for Guitar #116

In this episode of DIY Guitar Making, I am back to work on Guitar #116! I cut the bookmatched pairs of the back and soundboard to shape on the small bandsaw and thickness the plates. Then we talk about bracing

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Q&A | Purfling Depth, Instrument Glue Recommendations, Mold Making and More!

In this episode of DIY Guitar Making, I answer YOUR Questions! Questions/Topics: – hide glue vs. titebond – fish glue – how deep should purfling be inlaid? – inlaying turqoise – The “Best” Guitar show – Using waxed wood strips

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Q&A | Resonating vs Reflecting Backs, Top Thickness, Scrapwood uses, and more!

In this episode of DIY Guitar Making, I answer YOUR questions! Questions/Topics: – What do you do with your scrap wood? – Buying pre-bent sides – Best heating blanket for side bending – radial rosettes – thicknessing backs as a

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Making a Florentine Cutaway Mold for Guitar #116

In this episode of DIY Guitar Making, I build a mold for a florentine cutaway parlor guitar model. I cover the process of stacking and duplicating the pieces of the mold on the router table, fine-tuning the cutaway with a

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Let’s Make a Radial Rosette from Black Walnut!

In this episode of DIY Guitar Making, I am using the Radial Rosette Maker jig to create a radial wood pattern rosette for a student’s guitar. 🔴 All episodes available at diyguitarmaking.com 🔴 Register for an 9 day Hands-On Guitar

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Q&A | Chisel Sharpening, Mesquite for Fretboards, Happy Accidents and more!

In this episode of DIY Guitar Making, I answer YOUR questions! Questions/Topics: – Chisel Sharpening – source for dyed purfling strips – bridge wood – amp repair – mesquite for fretboards? – happy accidents – what to do with “mistakes”

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Thicknessing, Bending, and Fitting Sides to the Mold

In this episode of DIY Guitar Making, I am preparing sides for the spring Guitar Build Workshops that coming up soon. Watch me as I thickness, bend and fit the sides to the mold. 🔴 All episodes available at diyguitarmaking.com

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Q&A | Scarf Joint Jig, Choosing Top Wood for a Parlor, Using Slotted or Unslotted Bridge Pins…

In this episode of DIY Guitar Making, I answer YOUR questions! Questions/Topics: – Can backs be flatsawn? – a miter box design for cutting scarf joints – Best wood bindings to replace white plastic bindings – Best topwood for a

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