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DIY GUITAR MAKING

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Q&A – Making a Radius Dish, Bending Tiger Myrtle, Kerfing, Protecting Binding Channels

In this episode of DIY Guitar Making, I am answering your questions on radius dishes, Tiger Myrtle’s bending properties, how to protect binding channels from tearout, and more! 🔴 All episodes available at diyguitarmaking.com 🔴 Register for an 9 day

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Student William Carving a Guitar Neck at a Guitar Build Workshop

Student William shapes his guitar neck with rasps and files on the 6th day of a Guitar Build Workshop at Eric Schaefer Guitars. 🔴 All episodes available at diyguitarmaking.com 🔴 Register for an 9 day Hands-On Guitar Building Workshop in

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A Student Installs a Simple Rosette

Student William routs a rosette channel and glues a dyed fiber strip rosette on his second day of a Guitar Build Workshop at Eric Schaefer Guitars. 🔴 All episodes available at diyguitarmaking.com 🔴 Register for an 9 day Hands-On Guitar

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Installing Kerfing during a Guitar Build Workshop

In this episode of DIY Guitar Making, I’m taking you along with me as student William attaches kerfing to the rims of his guitar on the second day of his 9 day odyssey into lutherie! 🔴 All episodes available at

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Handsaws for Luthiers | Podcast Ep. 12

In this episode of DIY Guitar Making, we are talking handsaws!First I cover the difference between western saws and japanese saws.Then I discuss razor saws, dovetail saws, carcass saws, coping saws, jeweler’s saws, and more.

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Final Day of a Guitar Build Workshop at Eric Schaefer Guitars | Inside Look at what Students Learned

In this episode of DIY Guitar Making, I’m taking you along with me as students Mike and Tom complete their 9 day acoustic guitar builds. Tips on fret end dressing, saddle routing, saddle shaping, fitting tuners, nut slotting and more

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Measuring and Marking Tools for Luthiers | Podcast Ep. 11

In this episode of DIY Guitar Making, we are talking about the tools one might use to measure and mark.Squares, straightedges, calipers, feeler gauges, protractors, radius guages, marking gauges and the string spacing ruler.

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Last Q&A until December | Engineers vs Artists | Truss Rods | Are Classical Builders Traditionalists

In this episode of DIY Guitarmaking, I answer your questions on the juxtaposition of the engineer and the artist within the luthier, ebony truss rods in classical guitars, are classical guitar builders traditionalists and more. I won’t be producing any

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Q&A | Why Classical Guitars Have No Truss Rod | Flexing Tops | Highlighting Sapwood | Scrapwood

In this episode of DIY Guitarmaking, I answer your questions on truss rods, flexing as opposed to simply tapping tops and backs, highlighting the sapwood in a bookmatched set, and uses for scrapwood 🔴 All episodes available at diyguitarmaking.com 🔴

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Thoughts on Tapping Guitar Plates

In this episode of DIY Guitarmaking, I discuss some thoughts on tapping tonewoods and guitar plates to find their ideal thickness. 🔴 All episodes available at diyguitarmaking.com 🔴 Register for an 9 day Hands-On Guitar Building Workshop in Bernville, Pennsylvania:

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