Category: Guitar Making

Installing a Wolf-against-the-Moon Headstock Inlay

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

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Installing Binding with Side Purfling on Guitar #56

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.

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Attaching Side Purfling to Binding Strips for Guitar #56

I show how I use specialty joining boards to glue purfling strips to the edge of binding strips in order to create side purfling.

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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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