Category: Videos

What is my Next Guitar Build?

In this episode of DIY Guitar Making, I talk about my recent trip to Hearne Hardwoods sourcing some Black Walnut, Sitka Spruce, Redwood, Honduran Mahogany and more. I also reveal the next two builds that I will be working on

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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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Q&A | “The Tree” Mahogany, Bending Solid Linings, Fretboard Radii for Acoustics and More!

In this episode of DIY Guitar Making, I answer YOUR questions! Topics/Questions: – Flattening the top radius in the upper bout to glue the fretboard tongue – Bending solid linings or laminating solid linings – What is the lowest fretboard

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Q&A | Nut Compensation, Buying a Planer, Bridge Repairs and More

In this episode of DIY Guitar Making, I am answering YOUR questions! Topics include: – What Material Choices have made a noticeable difference, tonally? – An Acoustic Bridge replacement – When to Install Frets? – Adding Compensation at the Nut

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Making a Fretboard from Scratch

In this episode of DIY Guitar Making, I am prepping an Ebony fingerboard blank for the upcoming Acoustic Guitar Build Workshops. I demonstrate the use of the planer to thickness the blank, the power slotting method for fret slots on

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Q&A | How much Inlay is Too Much, Making a Saddle Slotting Jig, Tool Flatness and More!

In this episode of DIY Guitar Making, I answer YOUR questions! – Guitar Builds & Workflow – Inlays – Tool Flatness & Tool Maintenance – Bridge Plates & Materials – Saddle Slot DIY – 13 Fret Guitar – Fretboard Process

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Q&A | Woodstock Show, Gluing frets, Automotive Finishes and More!

In this episode of DIY Guitar Making, I answer YOUR questions! 🔴 All episodes available at diyguitarmaking.com 🔴 Register for an 9 day Hands-On Guitar Building Workshop in Bernville, Pennsylvania: https://www.ericschaeferguitars.com/learn-to-build-your-own-guitar/ 🔴 Check out the online course “Building an OM

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The Race to Finish 2 Parlor Guitars Before the Woodstock Show | Final Part 6

I will be at the Woodstock Invitational Luthier’s Showcase this coming October 13, 14, and 15. This is the final Part of me racing to complete Guitars #86 and #87 before the show. Will I make it in time?! In

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The Race to Finish 2 Parlor Guitars Before the Woodstock Show | Part 5

I will be at the Woodstock Invitational Luthier’s Showcase this coming October 13, 14, and 15. This is part 5 of me racing to complete Guitars #86 and #87 before the show. Will I make it in time?! In this

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