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I'm Back! Where I've Been and a Look at Guitars #56 and #57

20 Jan 2022 1 minute read 0 comments Eric Schaefer Guitars

In this episode of DIY Guitar Making, I'm back in the shop with some news! Also we take a look at guitars #56 and #57 and talk a little bit about some unique tuner choices for these guitars. πŸ”΄ All episodes available at diyguitarmaking.com πŸ”΄ Register...

Carving the Neck of Guitar #57

20 Jan 2022 1 minute read 0 comments Eric Schaefer Guitars

Finally some neck carving on this most unusual of guitars! In this episode of DIY Guitar Making, I'm using zebrawood for the neck and the fretboard. πŸ”΄ All episodes available at diyguitarmaking.com πŸ”΄ Register for an 8 day Hands-On Guitar Building Wor...

Some Early Thoughts on Zebrawood as a Guitar Neck

19 Jan 2022 1 minute read 0 comments Eric Schaefer Guitars

It's cantankerous and it smells bad! There, that's it. Welcome to DIY Guitar Making! πŸ”΄All episodes available at diyguitarmaking.com πŸ”΄ Register for an 8 day Hands-On Guitar Building Workshop in Bernville, Pennsylvania: https://www.ericschaeferguitars...

Les Paul Refret with Evo Gold

19 Jan 2022 1 minute read 0 comments Eric Schaefer Guitars

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 the fret ends. I a...

Shop Rounds - Tru Oil, 000 Guitar Design, Tuner Counterboring, Shop Filtration

17 Jan 2022 1 minute read 0 comments Eric Schaefer Guitars

In this episode of DIY Guitar Making, I talk about the use and application of Tru Oil as a guitar finish, my new short scale 000 design, a new set of bits for counterboring the tuner washers, and the Axiom Stratus and Jet AFS 1000B for shop filtrati...

Tips for Bending Wood Bindings

16 Jan 2022 1 minute read 0 comments Eric Schaefer Guitars

I've bent some Ebony binding strips in one of my side bending machines. In this episode of DIY Guitar Making, I explain the importance of spreading out the strips, and the moisture/heat requirements, and why Ebony is a great choice for first time bu...

Best Kerfing Clamps for Guitar Building | How to Make Them

16 Jan 2022 1 minute read 0 comments Eric Schaefer Guitars

In this episode of DIY Guitar Making, I show you how I modify c-clamps to make the perfect clamps for installing the kerfed lining on an acoustic guitar. πŸ”΄ Register for an 8 day Hands-On Guitar Building Workshop in Bernville, Pennsylvania: https://w...

Shop Rounds | Bridge Design, Lattice Back Bracing, Kerfing, Cedar for Necks, Router Safety Tool

14 Jan 2022 1 minute read 0 comments Eric Schaefer Guitars

In this episode of DIY Guitar Making, I'm taking a look at some of the progress on guitar #85. I discuss lattice bracing versus ladder bracing, elegant and functional bridge design, why running the side braces up through the kerfing is advantageous,...

Installing Frets on Guitars #56 and #57

14 Jan 2022 1 minute read 0 comments Eric Schaefer Guitars

In this episode of DIY Guitar Making, I shape and level the fretboard radius with a radius beam, add fallaway to the fretboard tongue, glue the MOP fret marker dots, prep the fret slots, hammer and glue the frets, and finetune the fret ends. πŸ”΄ Regis...

Shop Rounds - Pearl Rosettes and Purfling, Inlay, End Wedge Templates, Neck Angle Jig, Radial Rosette Maker Jig

11 Jan 2022 1 minute read 0 comments Eric Schaefer Guitars

In this episode of DIY Guitar Making, I've closed the box on Guitar #85 and I'm talking about planning your binding and purfling scheme. This particular scheme includes mother of pearl in the purfling and rosette. I have a wolf inlay to install on a...