Luthier’s EDGE Q & A Jam Session – April 2018

We had a great time this month, as you’ll see in the replay video below! I shared an important announcement, we covered many great questions, and really got into some important topics that I feel are very useful and important in deepening your understanding of the art of lutherie AND that could help you improve your guitars right now!

Here are just a few things we covered in this month’s session (IN ORDER):

  • Important Announcement (Building A Guitar Workshop) 00:06:45
  • Joining The Luthier’s EDGE Facebook Group 00:05:25
  • Humidity In The Workshop 00:13:08
  • Bridge Plate Material & Design 00:16:45
  • Spruce Tonewood (Species, Tone & More) 00:25:00
  • Dealing With Frequency Imbalances (Wolf Notes, etc.) 00:33:22
  • Tailpiece Break-over Angles (Balancing and fine-tuning tone) 00:38:45
  • Important tricks for using CA binding methods 00:46:45
  • Purfling Width & Installation Tips 00:52:35
  • Using Dark-Colored Shellac on Flamed Maple 00:56:25
  • Shellac Bench Cut (Clarification) 01:01:15
  • Fixing Pore Filling & Checking Issues For Shellac 01:06:45
  • Pore Shrinkage – Initial Body Stage 01:19:10
  • Alternative Natural Finishes 01:22:35
  • Table Saw Fret Slotting Jig 01:29:40
  • Masking the Bridge Location (Technique) 01:32:20
  • Clear Pickguards 01:37:30
  • Measuring String Height 01:39:50
  • How Thin Is Too Thin (Tuning The Top) 01:44:45
  • Tips For Bending Binding (For Cutaway) 01:50:35
  • Layout Tips For Tuning Machine Placement 01:54:25
  • Isolating/Reducing Variables For Problem-Solving/Trouble Shooting 01:56:35
  • And more…

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  1. Hi Tom,
    I really enjoyed the April webinar! First time. I am looking forward to the new workshop layout that you will have as well as the tools you will keep as necessary for building guitars. It was a wealth of information and I really appreciate it. Look forward to future webinars.

    Thank You,