Category: Guitar Making

#106 Introducing the Radial Rosette Maker jig

After 6 years of iterating on the design of this jig, I am proud to say that the Radial Rosette Maker is now available! The Radial Rosette Maker is an all-in-one rosette workstation that facilitates the design and creation of

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#105 Pro Tips for Glue Squeeze-out Clean up

I discuss the methods I use for picking up glue squeezeout with a sharpened stick. No wiping and smearing glue. I also talk about good preventative measures and give some other useful guitar building tips in the process. Want more

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#104 Which Clamps are Best for Kerfing?

Many builders find the classic clothespins wrapped in rubber bands to be a bit lacking. So I explore some other options for getting a perfect joint between your kerfing and your sides. Want more of this? Subscribe below for Weekly

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#103 Building a Guitar in 8 Days – A Recap of the 2019 Workshops

A recap of all the 2019 Acoustic Guitar Building Workshops at Eric Schaefer Guitars! This is an 8 day course where students build their very own flattop acoustic guitar out of exotic tonewoods, from start to finish! This is not

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#101 Making an Offset, Radial Rosette

I create some offset radial rosettes for my ES2.OMC model Guitars and share the process of cutting and installing radial sections, routing the pocket and installing the rosette. To purchase the jig used in this video visit: https://www.ericschaeferguitars.com/the-radial-rosette-maker-kit/ Want more

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#100 5 Reasons NOT to use Figured Wood for a Soundboard

Yay! Episode 100 and many more to come! What a landmark! For epic episode number 100 I talk about the compromises and considerations when using figured or flamed woods for a guitar soundboard, and how this decision affects the stability,

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#98 Neck Carving at the August 2019 Guitar Building Workshop

An inside look at the August guitar building workshop. Watch in epic fast motion video as students, Neil and Bernhord carve their necks with chisels, rasps, planes etc. Want more of this? Subscribe below for Weekly Guitar Making Tips from

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#95 Improving your Guitar Building Process by Doing Things the Hard Way

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#94 Bending Figured or Difficult Woods with Inconsistent Grain

I talk about and demonstrate techniques for bending woods with a heavy figure or difficult woods with an inconsistent or unpredictable grain orientation. I use the 5 troubleshooting factors: Thickness, Moisture, Heat, Pressure and Grain Orientation to show how I

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#93 The Backstrip: It’s Function and Material Considerations

I talk about the role of the backstrip in reinforcing the centerseam of the back plate on an acoustic guitar. Want more of this? Subscribe below for Weekly Guitar Making Tips from DIY Guitarmaking   Want to really learn more!?

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