A discussion of the considerations one should make when selecting materials for use as inlay on your guitar’s headstock or fretboard.
Continuing where I left off with the Ziricote and Western Red Cedar guitar #56 and the Tiger Myrtle and Redwood guitar #57, I cut a pocket for the truss rod extension to fit in the mortise and drill holes for…
I’m back in the shop with some news! Also we take a look at guitars #56 and #57 and talk a little bit about some unique tuner choices for these guitars.
This is a Q&A episode where I answer questions from the Member’s Forum in the Online Guitar Building School at ericschaeferguitars.com.
I discuss all things strings: string gauges, scale lengths, hex core vs. round core, phosphor bronze, 80/20 bronze etc… String Tension Guide:https://www.daddario.com/globalassets/pdfs/accessories/tension_chart_13934.pdf Compensation Calculator:https://www.liutaiomottola.com/formulae/compensation.htm To find the “DIY Guitar Making” podcasts AND videos all in one place visit:www.diyguitarmaking.com For information…
Finally some neck carving on this most unusual of guitars! I’m using zebrawood for the neck and the fretboard.
It’s cantankerous and it smells bad! There, that’s it.
In this episode I have a conversation with Jim Harris of the popular woodworking youtube channel LastingBuild. Jim is a woodworker and he is getting started on his first acoustic guitar build. Check out LastingBuild at his youtube channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC9Fui0XnhXKJ8inSOfOg42A…
In this episode I cover some fret installation basics including fretboard materials, fretwire selection, hammering frets versus pressing frets, securing fret ends, dealing with chipout, and gluing in frets.
I discuss options for sourcing acoustic guitar tonewoods from online luthier suppliers, from local hardwood suppliers, and even from the forest floor itself! (but dont’ do that…)