Can you use Teak as an instrument wood? Standard angle or alternate angles for jackplanes? How does Katalox compare to Rosewood for guitar necks?
In this episode, I take a critical look at the worst guitar I ever built. I point out flaws and discuss strategies for improving and avoiding some of the common mistakes that luthiers make. Mistakes include gappy joinery, inconsistent binding…
I reveal my figured Redwood and Tiger Myrtle soundbox and talk about some relevant issues I’ll have to deal with to make the best out of this guitar.
For Guitar #56, the soundbox has been closed and it is ready for binding! I talk about the layout for this extremely unique set of ziricote back and sides.
For Guitar #57 I prep a figured, and potentially difficult, set of sides for bending. I explain why the layout is very important.
How to use “spacer” blocks to reference the braces positions prior to gluing and clamping in place.
I install a modified x-bracing pattern adapted for my ES2.OMC.2019 model instruments on guitar #56. Then I adjust the voicing through various means, eventually taptuning the top.
I demonstrate the use of the radial rosette maker jig to add an offset to a radial rosette pattern on an acoustic guitar build. This is a follow up to the first video in this series: Making a Radial Rosette…
Step-by-step, how I create beautiful, radial wood rosettes to make my guitars really stand out, visually. I’m using the Radial Rosette Maker jig available at https://www.ericschaeferguitars.com/the-radial-rosette-maker-kit/
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…