Category: Guitar Making

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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Q&A – Buffing Tru Oil, the 14th fret hump, and the best woods for side bending

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Q&A – Backstrip Woods, Headplate Thickness, and Butt Joints

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Mario’s Guitar Speaks for the First Time

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Cost of Getting Started in Lutherie

I break down some estimated costs for tools, jigs, parts and materials to get started in acoustic guitar making. I also talk about the cost of education in lutherie.

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#117 Getting Started as a Guitar Maker

How to get started in Lutherie! I discuss things like having basic tool skills, learning to sharpen, whether or not you should build from a kit or from scratch, and whether or not you should specialize in acoustic guitars or

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#116 Korean Reality TV show visits Eric Schaefer Guitars!

So, an interesting thing happened… The Korean division of the VOA (Voice of America) have a reality TV program called Across & Around America. It is a travel magazine series presenting a window on life in America by visiting 50

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#115 Q&A – Teak tonewood, Jackplane Angles and Katalox necks

Can you use Teak as an instrument wood? Standard angle or alternate angles for jackplanes? How does Katalox compare to Rosewood for guitar necks?

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