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Analyzing the Guitar String – Podcast Ep. 5

In this episode of DIY Guitar Making, I discuss all things strings: string gauges, scale lengths, hex core vs. round core, phosphor bronze, 80/20 bronze etc… String Tension Guide:https://www.daddario.com/globalassets/pdfs/accessories/tension_chart_13934.pdf Compensation Calculator:https://www.liutaiomottola.com/formulae/compensation.htm To find the “DIY Guitar Making” podcasts AND videos

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Carving the Zebrawood Neck of Guitar #57

In this episode of DIY Guitar Making: Finally some neck carving on this most unusual of guitars! I’m using zebrawood for the neck and the fretboard.

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Interview with Jim Harris – Podcast Ep. 4

In this episode of DIY Guitar Making, I have a conversation with Jim Harris of the popular woodworking youtube channel LastingBuild. Jim is a woodworker and he is getting started on his first acoustic guitar build. Check out LastingBuild at

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Fretting – Podcast Ep. 2

In this episode of DIY Guitar Making, I cover some fret installation basics including fretboard materials, fretwire selection, hammering frets versus pressing frets, securing fret ends, dealing with chipout, and gluing in frets.

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Introduction and the Role of the Soundbox – Podcast Ep. 1

If you are used to seeing lutherie videos here, then this will be something new for you. I will still be making the videos but now I will also be posting podcast episodes as well! Episode ONE! Dun, dun dun…I

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Sourcing Wood for Guitar Builds – Podcast Ep. 3

  In this episode of DIY Guitar Making, I discuss options for sourcing acoustic guitar tonewoods from online luthier suppliers, from local hardwood suppliers, and even from the forest floor itself! (but dont’ do that…)

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Les Paul Refret with Evo Gold

In this episode of DIY Guitar Making, I refret a Gibson Les Paul with evo gold fretwire. The main focus of the video is on removing the frets, levelling and radiusing the fretboard, installing the new frets, bevelling and dressing

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Student Ayden plays Zeppelin’s “The Rain Song” after completing his first Acoustic Guitar Build

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Upgrading a Cheap Banjo by Replacing a Fifth String Friction Peg with a Geared Peg

The fifth string tuner on a banjo is often a cheap friction peg and can be upgraded to a geared tuner. In this episode of DIY Guitar Making, watch as I make this easy modification on a Harmony banjo.

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Installing Carbon Fiber Rods in the Neck of Guitar #56

In this episode of DIY Guitar Making, I install 2 carbon fiber rods on both sides of the truss rod. This gives lateral support to the neck and reinforces it against twisting. I show how I rout out the slots

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