If you are used to seeing lutherie videos here, then this will be something new for you. I will still be making the videos but now I will also be posting podcast episodes as well! Episode ONE! Dun, dun dun…I…
In this episode I cover some fret installation basics including fretboard materials, fretwire selection, hammering frets versus pressing frets, securing fret ends, dealing with chipout, and gluing in frets.
I discuss options for sourcing acoustic guitar tonewoods from online luthier suppliers, from local hardwood suppliers, and even from the forest floor itself! (but dont’ do that…)
I install 2 carbon fiber rods on both sides of the truss rod. This gives lateral support to the neck and reinforces it against twisting. I show how I rout out the slots and how I install the carbon fiber…
Students Ron and Lamar ream their bridge pins to fit, slot the nut and give their guitars a final setup, before stringing them up and playing them for the first time!
I have a prefabricated wolf inlay from DePaule Supply and I’m going to drill and install this inlay for a student in an upcoming 8 day Guitar Building Workshop. Enjoy! Starbond Cyanoacrylate Glue Affiliate Link: https://www.starbond.com/?rfsn=3926446.604e6d
I’ve attached a thin maple strip to the edge of my ebony binding strips and now I’m cutting the binding channels, and addressing the miters between the florentine cutaway tip and the end seam.
I show how I use specialty joining boards to glue purfling strips to the edge of binding strips in order to create side purfling.
I resaw, dimension and slot a fretboard out of a waste piece of Ziricote for Guitar #56
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/