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DIY GUITAR MAKING

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Let’s Make a Radial Rosette from Black Walnut!

In this episode of DIY Guitar Making, I am using the Radial Rosette Maker jig to create a radial wood pattern rosette for a student’s guitar. 🔴 All episodes available at diyguitarmaking.com 🔴 Register for an 9 day Hands-On Guitar

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Q&A | Chisel Sharpening, Mesquite for Fretboards, Happy Accidents and more!

In this episode of DIY Guitar Making, I answer YOUR questions! Questions/Topics: – Chisel Sharpening – source for dyed purfling strips – bridge wood – amp repair – mesquite for fretboards? – happy accidents – what to do with “mistakes”

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Thicknessing, Bending, and Fitting Sides to the Mold

In this episode of DIY Guitar Making, I am preparing sides for the spring Guitar Build Workshops that coming up soon. Watch me as I thickness, bend and fit the sides to the mold. 🔴 All episodes available at diyguitarmaking.com

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Q&A | Scarf Joint Jig, Choosing Top Wood for a Parlor, Using Slotted or Unslotted Bridge Pins…

In this episode of DIY Guitar Making, I answer YOUR questions! Questions/Topics: – Can backs be flatsawn? – a miter box design for cutting scarf joints – Best wood bindings to replace white plastic bindings – Best topwood for a

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Fretboard Design and Fixing a Fretboard Slotting Mistake | Guitar #116

In this episode of DIY Guitar Making, I design a new fretboard template and slot and cut a fretboard out of gorgeous Birdseye Maple for Guitar #116. And I also make a mistake, and have to adapt on the fly!

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All About Birds Eye Maple for Guitars

In this episode of DIY Guitar Making, we talk about Hard Maple, (AKA Rock Maple, Sugar Maple), Acer saccharum. I also talk a bit about Birdseye figure and how to handle this wood, specifically for making guitar necks. 🔴 All

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Flatsawn Lumber for Guitar Necks, Dealing with Hawks and Chickens, Resawing Fretboards, Scarf Joints

In this episode of DIY Guitar Making, I talk about the difference between quartersawn and flatsawn wood for guitar neck material. I also mark out and cut the scarf joint on my birdseye maple neck for guitar #116 🔴 All

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Parlor Guitars from Scratch | Full Design and Build with Commentary from the Luthier | Part 2

In this FULL BUILD episode of DIY Guitar Making, we go on a journey! This 2 part series details the process of designing, jigmaking, building and finishing 2 size 1 Parlor guitars, Guitar #86 and Guitar #87. In this second

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Q&A | Radial Rosettes, Soundhole Binding, Pinless Bridges, and More!

In this episode of DIY Guitar Making, I answer YOUR questions! Questions/Topics: – Tasmanian Blackwood – Radial rosettes – Binding the inside of the soundhole – Making radius dishes – Paste wax for preventing glue from sticking to jigs –

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Parlor Guitars from Scratch | Full Design and Build with Commentary from the Luthier | Part 1

In this FULL BUILD episode of DIY Guitar Making, we go on a journey! This 2 part series details the process of designing, jigmaking, building and finishing 2 size 1 Parlor guitars, Guitar #86 and Guitar #87. In this first

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