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DIY GUITAR MAKING

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Binding Guitar #57 with Flamed Maple

I install wood bindings on a florentine cutaway guitar.

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Florentine Cutaway Tip Binding on Guitar #57

I cut a channel with a gramil and a chisel and bind the tip of the florentine style cutaway with flamed maple strips on guitar #57

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Making a Purfling and Binding Thicknessing Jig

I build a simple jig for cleaning up and planing binding and purfling strips down to their intended dimensions, using scrap wood, an old handplane blade, a threaded rod, and a dowel.

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Cutting the Binding Channels on Guitar #57

I rout out the binding ledge for curly maple binding strips using a binding tower system, and I talk about the importance of minding grain direction among other things.

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Making a Simple End Graft for Guitar #56

I create and install a decorative end seam inlay for guitar #56

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Flattening the Sides to Prep for Binding on Guitar #57

Cutting square binding channels really comes down to good binding prep, that is, making the sides meticulously flat and square prior to commiting your guitar to the router. I provide some tips for flattening the sides effectively as I prepare

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Making the End Wedge on Guitar #57

I create and inlay a decorative endwedge to cover the end seam out of Tiger Myrtle burl and flamed Maple binding strips.

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Q&A – Bridge Weight, Headstock Angles, and Carbon Fiber

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Reflections – On the Origins of the Flamenco Guitar

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Prepping Lumber for Guitar Neck Blanks

I fashion a bundle of guitar neck blanks from billets of Honduran Mahogany using the jointer, table saw and planar to make them perfectly flat, square and consistent.

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