Category: Q & A

Q&A | Taptuning Tops, Tonewood Myths, Best Guitar Brands, and More!

In this episode of DIY Guitar Making, I answer YOUR questions! Questions/Topics: – Mount Gretna Outdoor Art Show – Favorite Guitar brands/companies – Fret slotting saws – Marketing your guitars – How many pounds of pressure do go-bars produce? –

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Q&A | Sizing Fretwire, Neck Profiling Jigs, Electric Guitar Tonewood Myths and More!

In this episode of DIY Guitar Making, I answer YOUR questions! Questions/Topics: – Do headstock templates include space for the nut? – A jig for profiling necks with a router – An audio example of a student’s guitar – Choosing

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Q&A | Purfling Depth, Instrument Glue Recommendations, Mold Making and More!

In this episode of DIY Guitar Making, I answer YOUR Questions! Questions/Topics: – hide glue vs. titebond – fish glue – how deep should purfling be inlaid? – inlaying turqoise – The “Best” Guitar show – Using waxed wood strips

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Q&A | Resonating vs Reflecting Backs, Top Thickness, Scrapwood uses, and more!

In this episode of DIY Guitar Making, I answer YOUR questions! Questions/Topics: – What do you do with your scrap wood? – Buying pre-bent sides – Best heating blanket for side bending – radial rosettes – thicknessing backs as a

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Q&A | Chisel Sharpening, Mesquite for Fretboards, Happy Accidents and more!

In this episode of DIY Guitar Making, I answer YOUR questions! Questions/Topics: – Chisel Sharpening – source for dyed purfling strips – bridge wood – amp repair – mesquite for fretboards? – happy accidents – what to do with “mistakes”

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Q&A | Scarf Joint Jig, Choosing Top Wood for a Parlor, Using Slotted or Unslotted Bridge Pins…

In this episode of DIY Guitar Making, I answer YOUR questions! Questions/Topics: – Can backs be flatsawn? – a miter box design for cutting scarf joints – Best wood bindings to replace white plastic bindings – Best topwood for a

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Q&A | Radial Rosettes, Soundhole Binding, Pinless Bridges, and More!

In this episode of DIY Guitar Making, I answer YOUR questions! Questions/Topics: – Tasmanian Blackwood – Radial rosettes – Binding the inside of the soundhole – Making radius dishes – Paste wax for preventing glue from sticking to jigs –

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Q&A | Saddle Height, Lint in Finish, Why is My Saddle so long?, and More!

In this episode of DIY Guitar Making, I answer YOUR questions! Questions/Topics: – Soundhole Binding – Bone nut/saddle porosity – Saddle height – vacuum bags for laminating sides – solid linings – fixing misplaced fretboard dots – carbon fiber humbucker

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Q&A | Shrinkage Cracks in the Top, Purfling Materials, Nut Slotting and More!

In this episode of DIY Guitar Making, I answer YOUR questions! Questions/Topics: – Soundboard cracks and humidity – Eastern White Cedar for Tops – Purfling materials for a headplate – How deep to cut your nut slots – The role

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Q&A | My next build, how to store wood, planers vs. jointers, and more!

In this episode of DIY Guitar Making, I answer YOUR questions! Topics/Questions: – Slide Guitar Nut Compensation – Buy a planer or a jointer first? – Stewmac side bending machines – What should me next build be? – Best way

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