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Q&A | What has the Greatest Impact on Tone, 16 Fret Guitars, Parlor Plans, Fixing a Sunken Backplate

In this episode of DIY Guitar Making, I’m answering YOUR questions on the element of guitar making that most influences the tone, adjusting neck to body joint dimensions, sourcing guitar plans, fixing a sunken backplate and more! 🔴 All episodes

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Shop Rounds | Red Cedar vs Sitka, Fixing Warped Plates, Building ‘Dry’

In this episode of DIY Guitar Making, I discuss my recent trip to Hearne’s Hardwoods, taptone, cedar vs. sitka spruce, how to fix warpage or cupping in guitar plates, the benefits of keeping your shop humidity a little on the

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Making a Bracing Pattern Template for My New Parlor Guitar Model

In this episode of DIY Guitar Making, follow me through the process of making an acrylic template for easily transferring a soundboard bracing pattern to the top. � All episodes available at diyguitarmaking.com � Register for an 9 day Hands-On

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Making a Fretboard Template for My New Parlor Guitar Model

In this episode of DIY Guitar Making, the parlor guitar saga continues! I create an MDF template using a bookmatching process to give symmetry to the aesthetic detail at the end of the fretboard tongue. � All episodes available at

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Beginners Guide | Laying Out an Acoustic Guitar Design

In this episode of DIY Guitar Making, I draw up plans for a new acoustic guitar model and provide a quick and easy step-by-step guide to laying out such things as your scale length, string compensation, nut width, saddle spacing

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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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