Category: Design

Prepping a Ziricote Fretboard for Guitar #56

I resaw, dimension and slot a fretboard out of a waste piece of Ziricote for Guitar #56

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Making a Rosette for Ramon’s Classical Guitar

Ramon visits the shop to work on a cool radial rosette design with black limba, burl, and fiber strips. We’re using the Radial Rosette Maker Jig available here: https://www.ericschaeferguitars.com/the-radial-rosette-maker-kit/

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Milling and Slotting a Zebrawood Fretboard for Guitar #57

I’m using Zebrawood for the fingerboard on Guitar #57. I dimension out a rough fretboard blank, cut the fret slots and shape the board.

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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 Simple End Graft for Guitar #56

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

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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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#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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