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Guitar Making Tutorials

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Installing Carbon Fiber Rods in the Neck of Guitar #56

I install 2 carbon fiber rods on both sides of the truss rod. This gives lateral support to the neck and reinforces it against twisting. I show how I rout out the slots and how I install the carbon fiber

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Inside Look – Ron and Lamar on the last day of their 8 Day Guitar Building Workshop

Students Ron and Lamar ream their bridge pins to fit, slot the nut and give their guitars a final setup, before stringing them up and playing them for the first time!

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Installing a Wolf-against-the-Moon Headstock Inlay

I have a prefabricated wolf inlay from DePaule Supply and I’m going to drill and install this inlay for a student in an upcoming 8 day Guitar Building Workshop. Enjoy! Starbond Cyanoacrylate Glue Affiliate Link: https://www.starbond.com/?rfsn=3926446.604e6d

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Installing Binding with Side Purfling on Guitar #56

I’ve attached a thin maple strip to the edge of my ebony binding strips and now I’m cutting the binding channels, and addressing the miters between the florentine cutaway tip and the end seam.

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Attaching Side Purfling to Binding Strips for Guitar #56

I show how I use specialty joining boards to glue purfling strips to the edge of binding strips in order to create side purfling.

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Prepping a Ziricote Fretboard for Guitar #56

I resaw, dimension and slot a fretboard out of a waste piece of Ziricote for Guitar #56

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Making a Rosette for Ramon’s Classical Guitar

Ramon visits the shop to work on a cool radial rosette design with black limba, burl, and fiber strips. We’re using the Radial Rosette Maker Jig available here: https://www.ericschaeferguitars.com/the-radial-rosette-maker-kit/

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Milling and Slotting a Zebrawood Fretboard for Guitar #57

I’m using Zebrawood for the fingerboard on Guitar #57. I dimension out a rough fretboard blank, cut the fret slots and shape the board.

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Q&A – Pickguards, Rosettes, and $20k Guitars

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Binding Guitar #57 with Flamed Maple

I install wood bindings on a florentine cutaway guitar.

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