Category: Guitar Making

Q&A – Natural Harmonics, Reverse Kerfing, and Bevelling Side Braces – Podcast Ep. 6

This is a Q&A episode where I answer questions from the Member’s Forum in the Online Guitar Building School at ericschaeferguitars.com.

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Analyzing the Guitar String – Podcast Ep. 5

I discuss all things strings: string gauges, scale lengths, hex core vs. round core, phosphor bronze, 80/20 bronze etc… String Tension Guide:https://www.daddario.com/globalassets/pdfs/accessories/tension_chart_13934.pdf Compensation Calculator:https://www.liutaiomottola.com/formulae/compensation.htm To find the “DIY Guitar Making” podcasts AND videos all in one place visit:www.diyguitarmaking.com For information

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Carving the Zebrawood Neck of Guitar #57

Finally some neck carving on this most unusual of guitars! I’m using zebrawood for the neck and the fretboard.

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Some Early Thoughts on Zebrawood as a Guitar Neck for Guitar #57

It’s cantankerous and it smells bad! There, that’s it.

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Interview with Jim Harris – Podcast Ep. 4

In this episode I have a conversation with Jim Harris of the popular woodworking youtube channel LastingBuild. Jim is a woodworker and he is getting started on his first acoustic guitar build. Check out LastingBuild at his youtube channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC9Fui0XnhXKJ8inSOfOg42A

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Introduction and the Role of the Soundbox – Podcast Ep. 1

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

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Fretting – Podcast Ep. 2

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.

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Sourcing Wood for Guitar Builds – Podcast Ep. 3

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…)

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Installing Carbon Fiber Rods in the Neck of Guitar #56

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

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Inside Look – Ron and Lamar on the last day of their 8 Day Guitar Building Workshop

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!

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