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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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Inside Look – Ron and Lamar on the last day of their 8 Day Guitar Building Workshop

Students Ron and Lamar ream their bridge pins to fit, slot the nut and give their guitars a final setup, before stringing them up and playing them for the first time!

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Installing a Wolf-against-the-Moon Headstock Inlay

I have a prefabricated wolf inlay from DePaule Supply and, in this episode of DIY Guitar Making, I’m going to drill and install this inlay for a student in an upcoming 8 day Guitar Building Workshop. Enjoy! Starbond Cyanoacrylate Glue

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Installing Binding with Side Purfling on Guitar #56

In this episode of DIY Guitar Making, I’ve attached a thin maple strip to the edge of my ebony binding strips and now I’m cutting the binding channels, and addressing the miters between the florentine cutaway tip and the end

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Attaching Side Purfling to Binding Strips for Guitar #56

In this episode of DIY Guitar Making, I show how I use specialty joining boards to glue purfling strips to the edge of binding strips in order to create side purfling.

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Prepping a Ziricote Fretboard for Guitar #56

In this episode of DIY Guitar Making, I resaw, dimension and slot a fretboard out of a waste piece of Ziricote for Guitar #56

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Making a Rosette for Ramon’s Classical Guitar

In this episode of DIY Guitar Making, Ramon visits the shop to work on a cool radial rosette design with black limba, burl, and fiber strips. We’re using the Radial Rosette Maker Jig available here: https://www.ericschaeferguitars.com/the-radial-rosette-maker-kit/

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