Category: Guitar Making

#56 Simple Saddle Thicknessing Jig

While working on some of the final touches to Nick’s guitar, I make a simple fixture for holding the saddle blank. This makes the task of thicknessing the saddle to fit the saddle slot ( a task that I’ve never

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#55 The Story of Nick’s Guitar

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#52 Nut Slotting: Part 3

In these 3 episodes I delve into nut slotting. I discuss methods for such things as determining string spacing, determining nut slot depth and radius, marking string spacing, filing the slots, shaping the nut and more. This is an excerpt

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#51 Nut Slotting: Part 2

In these 3 episodes I delve into nut slotting. I discuss methods for such things as determining string spacing, determining nut slot depth and radius, marking string spacing, filing the slots, shaping the nut and more. This is an excerpt

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#50 Nut Slotting: Part 1

In these 3 episodes I delve into nut slotting. I discuss methods for such things as determining string spacing, determining nut slot depth and radius, marking string spacing, filing the slots, shaping the nut and more. This is an excerpt

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#48 Installing Frets Over the Body: Part 3

Questions on this topic or anything else related to acoustic instrument construction? Please e-mail eric@ericschaeferguitars.com with the subject line: DIY Question And I may answer your question on a Q and A episode of DIY Guitarmaking! Want more of this?

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#47 Installing Frets Over the Body: Part 2

I demonstrate fretting techniques over the body, as opposed to fretting the fretboard prior to attaching the neck. This is the ideal way to fret the board because it allows you to radius and level the fingerboard in place, before

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#46 Installing Frets Over the Body: Part 1

I demonstrate fretting techniques over the body, as opposed to fretting the fretboard prior to attaching the neck. This is the ideal way to fret the board because it allows you to radius and level the fingerboard in place, before

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#45 Resawing Veneers and Using Bookmatching to Enhance Headplates, Rosettes and Other Appointments

In this episode of DIY Guitarmaking I mill down a board of katalox and explain how some simple planning and the use of the bookmatching technique for something other than tops and backs can really up your craftsmanship. Questions on

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#44 Katalox for Fretboards and Bridges

In this episode I investigate an alternative tonewood for fretboards and bridges: Katalox. Then I show how I pull the fretboard, the bridge and the headplate from a single board. Want more of this? Subscribe below for Weekly Guitar Making

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