Author: Eric Schaefer

Q&A | Do Pickguards Affect Tone? | Ernie Ball Patent | Zero Radius Tops | Bandsaw Blade Tension

In this episode of DIY Guitarmaking, I am answering your questions on plastic pickguards, the Ernie Ball 4 + 2 patent, instruments without a radiused top, and bandsaw blade tensioning and sharpening. 🔴 All episodes available at diyguitarmaking.com 🔴 Register

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Broke a Bandsaw Blade! | How to Replace it

In this episode of DIY Guitarmaking, I am replacing my 1/4″ bandsaw blade with a shiny, brand new one because… well, because I screwed up! I show you how to replace the blade and set the tension and tracking. I

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Q&A and a Soundboard Profiling Demonstration

In this episode of DIY Guitarmaking, I am demonstrating the process of profiling the plates on a bandsaw. I also answer YOUR questions! 🔴 All episodes available at diyguitarmaking.com 🔴 Register for an 9 day Hands-On Guitar Building Workshop in

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Machine Bending Guitar Sides | Demonstration and Q&A

In this episode of DIY Guitarmaking, I am demonstrating the process of preparing and bending a set of sides using a side bending machine. I also answer YOUR questions! 🔴 All episodes available at diyguitarmaking.com 🔴 Register for an 9

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Fret Slotting Demonstration and Q&A

In this episode of DIY Guitarmaking, I am demonstrating fret slotting. This is the powered method on the table saw. I also answer YOUR questions! 🔴 All episodes available at diyguitarmaking.com 🔴 Register for an 9 day Hands-On Guitar Building

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Torrefied Spruce | What is Torrefaction | BONUS Bookmatching Demonstration

In this episode of DIY Guitarmaking, I am taking a look at a set of torrefied spruce that I just recieved. I explain what torrefaction is, and as a bonus, I demonstrate jointing and joining techniques for bookmatched pairs. 🔴

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Side Thicknessing Demonstration and Q&A

In this episode of DIY Guitarmaking, I am running a set of side slats through the planer and the drum sander to bring it down to an appropriate thickness for bending. Also, I answer YOUR questions! 🔴 All episodes available

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Shop Rounds | Prepping Parts, Shop Remodeling

In this episode of DIY Guitarmaking, we are doing shop rounds and I’m giving a tour of the shop as it is partway through it’s remodel. 🔴 All episodes available at diyguitarmaking.com 🔴 Register for an 9 day Hands-On Guitar

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LIVE(ish) in the Shop | Q&A and a Table Saw Basics Demonstration

In this episode of DIY Guitarmaking, I’m answering your lutherie questions, preparing my sides for thicknessing and demonstrating basic ripping on the table saw. 🔴 All episodes available at diyguitarmaking.com 🔴 Register for an 9 day Hands-On Guitar Building Workshop

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Guitar #85 | Full Build with Commentary | Final Part 7

The final part in a series detailing the construction of a Triple-O guitar, with educational commentary from the builder. This one was built with Redwood for the top, Ziricote for the back and sides, and Port Orford Cedar for the

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