Category: Guitar Repair

#76 Guitarmaking Q&A for October 2018

Today’s topics include: bending florentine cutaways, sourcing guitar plans, creating headstock inlays, deciding the dimensions of a mortise and tenon, installing fretboard inlays on a finished guitar, radiusing fretwire, and radiusing the soundbox. Want more of this? Subscribe below for

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#71 Guitarmaking Q&A for August 3rd, 2018

Today’s topics include: carbon fiber inserts and truss rods, intonation and compensation, hiding fractures and splits in the plates, building your own thickness sander and more… Want more of this? Subscribe below for Weekly Guitar Making Tips from DIY Guitarmaking

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#70 How a Truss Rod Actually Works

See what a truss rod actually does when you turn it clockwise and counter clockwise! I talk about single action and double action truss rods and I show how the truss rod functions inside your guitar’s neck, whether the adjustment

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#66 Extensive wood repair beneath a Floyd Rose bridge

Someone brought a Stratocaster to my shop with extensive damage beneath the tremolo bridge. Watch as I remove the split and damaged wood and patch in new wood to restore this guitar to playing condition!   Want more of this?

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#63 Why I like Evo Gold Fretwire

What’s the difference between EVO Gold, Nickel Silver, and stainless steel frets? I talk about the aesthetic appeal, the hardness, the longevity, and the tone of Evo Gold fretwire versus the others. Want more of this? Subscribe below for Weekly

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#58 What’s on the Bench for 1-17-18

Join me as I discuss: – My binding jig table – Dedicated workspaces in the shop – Tru Oil Finishing – Repairs on an Epiphone Zenith – Updates on 2018 Hands-On Workshops and more… Want more of this? Subscribe below

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#56 Simple Saddle Thicknessing Jig

While working on some of the final touches to Nick’s guitar, I make a simple fixture for holding the saddle blank. This makes the task of thicknessing the saddle to fit the saddle slot ( a task that I’ve never

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#53 The Proper Way to Pull a Fret

A back to basics episode, I demonstrate how to remove a fret without getting chipout on the fretboard face, using a set of nippers and a soldering iron.   Questions on this topic or anything else related to acoustic instrument

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#52 Nut Slotting: Part 3

In these 3 episodes I delve into nut slotting. I discuss methods for such things as determining string spacing, determining nut slot depth and radius, marking string spacing, filing the slots, shaping the nut and more. This is an excerpt

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#51 Nut Slotting: Part 2

In these 3 episodes I delve into nut slotting. I discuss methods for such things as determining string spacing, determining nut slot depth and radius, marking string spacing, filing the slots, shaping the nut and more. This is an excerpt

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