Category: Design

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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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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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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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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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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