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DIY GUITAR MAKING

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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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Q&A | Carbon Fiber Neck Reinforcement | Scrapwood | Tru oil | Fretboard Radiusing

In this episode of DIY Guitarmaking, I am answering your questions on carbon fiber rods in guitar necks ,whether to save scrapwood or not to save it!, tru oil finishing, and applying a radius to a fretboard. The mentioned available

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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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