Luthier Eric Schaefer dives deep into acoustic guitar building techniques, sharing secrets of the craft so that you can step up your lutherie game! From soundboard bracing to neck angles to fretwork, no stone is left unturned.Sometimes it is a solo show that delves into a particular topic. Sometimes it is a Q and A show featuring member's of Eric's online guitar building course. Sometimes it is an interview with another luthier, woodworker, or guitar repair tech.
Analyzing the Guitar String
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.pdfCompensation...
Interview with Jim Harris
In this episode 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 his youtube channel:...
Sourcing Wood for Guitar Builds
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...)
In this episode 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.
Introduction and the Role of the Soundbox
I introduce what we'll be doing here with DIY Guitar Making and talk a little bit about my own background. Then we get into it with a discussion of the acoustic guitar soundbox and how that system works.