Category: Guitar Making

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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Cutting the Binding Channels on Guitar #57

I rout out the binding ledge for curly maple binding strips using a binding tower system, and I talk about the importance of minding grain direction among other things.

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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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Flattening the Sides to Prep for Binding on Guitar #57

Cutting square binding channels really comes down to good binding prep, that is, making the sides meticulously flat and square prior to commiting your guitar to the router. I provide some tips for flattening the sides effectively as I prepare

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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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Prepping Lumber for Guitar Neck Blanks

I fashion a bundle of guitar neck blanks from billets of Honduran Mahogany using the jointer, table saw and planar to make them perfectly flat, square and consistent.

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