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Guitar Making Tutorials

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#114 Making Mistakes as a Guitar Builder: A Critical Look at my Worst Guitar

In this episode, I take a critical look at the worst guitar I ever built. I point out flaws and discuss strategies for improving and avoiding some of the common mistakes that luthiers make. Mistakes include gappy joinery, inconsistent binding

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#113 Soundbox Reveal of Guitar #57

I reveal my figured Redwood and Tiger Myrtle soundbox and talk about some relevant issues I’ll have to deal with to make the best out of this guitar.

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#112 Soundbox Reveal of Guitar #56

For Guitar #56, the soundbox has been closed and it is ready for binding! I talk about the layout for this extremely unique set of ziricote back and sides.

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#111 Bending Tiger Myrtle Sides for Guitar #57

For Guitar #57 I prep a figured, and potentially difficult, set of sides for bending. I explain why the layout is very important.

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#110 Keeping Braces from Swimming Off their Marks during Glue Up

How to use “spacer” blocks to reference the braces positions prior to gluing and clamping in place.

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#109 Bracing and Voicing the Soundboard on Guitar #56

I install a modified x-bracing pattern adapted for my ES2.OMC.2019 model instruments on guitar #56. Then I adjust the voicing through various means, eventually taptuning the top.

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#108 Adding an Offset to a Rosette

I demonstrate the use of the radial rosette maker jig to add an offset to a radial rosette pattern on an acoustic guitar build. This is a follow up to the first video in this series: Making a Radial Rosette

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#107 Making a Radial Rosette

Step-by-step, how I create beautiful, radial wood rosettes to make my guitars really stand out, visually. I’m using the Radial Rosette Maker jig available at https://www.ericschaeferguitars.com/the-radial-rosette-maker-kit/

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#106 Introducing the Radial Rosette Maker jig

After 6 years of iterating on the design of this jig, I am proud to say that the Radial Rosette Maker is now available! The Radial Rosette Maker is an all-in-one rosette workstation that facilitates the design and creation of

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#105 Pro Tips for Glue Squeeze-out Clean up

I discuss the methods I use for picking up glue squeezeout with a sharpened stick. No wiping and smearing glue. I also talk about good preventative measures and give some other useful guitar building tips in the process. Want more

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