Creating Space for the Truss Rod and Installing Brass Inserts on the Tenon of Guitars #56 and #57

In this episode of DIY Guitar Making: Continuing where I left off with the Ziricote and Western Red Cedar guitar #56 and the Tiger Myrtle and Redwood guitar #57, I cut a pocket for the truss rod extension to fit in the mortise and drill holes for the brass insert that secures the bolt in the tenon.

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Eric Schaefer Guitars
Eric Schaefer Guitars

Hey all, I am a Luthier specializing in flattop acoustic guitars and a teacher of all things Lutherie out of my shop in Pennsylvania. You can see my work and check out both my online guitar making courses and live workshops at

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