Category: Design

#115 Q&A – Teak tonewood, Jackplane Angles and Katalox necks

Can you use Teak as an instrument wood? Standard angle or alternate angles for jackplanes? How does Katalox compare to Rosewood for guitar necks?

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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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#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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#101 Making an Offset, Radial Rosette

I create some offset radial rosettes for my ES2.OMC model Guitars and share the process of cutting and installing radial sections, routing the pocket and installing the rosette. To purchase the jig used in this video visit: https://www.ericschaeferguitars.com/the-radial-rosette-maker-kit/ Want more

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