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Bursting a guitar using Mohawk Stains - Sunset Burst - Brown, Red and Yellow
 
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Inside the Luthier's Shop with BigDGuitars.com. Here is the video I promised of Ultra Penetrating Stain. What is great about these stains is that they don't raise the grain and you can go from staining to finishing relatively quick.
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Bending Guitar Sides from my Steambox Luthier Acoustic Building Process
 
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Inside the Luthier's Shop with BigDGuitars.com. So I know the next question is can you bend sides with a steam box? Well I have done a couple of sets here and had some decent results. Here is me bending on side.
Views: 85881 BigDGuitars
DIY Building a Strat Guitar body Guitar Build Process for a Stratocaster
 
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Inside the Luthier's Shop with BigDGuitars, building a strat guitar. Here I use Douglas Fir for a light weight strat body.
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Building a Telecaster Tele Guitar Body - DIY Building Tutorial
 
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Inside the Luthier's Shop: Here is my process for building a tele guitar body. I detail some of my jigs, how I process the raw wood. CUSTOM TELECASTER GUITAR BUILD
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Filling Gaps in wood using Turquoise Inlay with Sand and Epoxy - BigDGuitars
 
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Inside the Luthier's Shop with BigDGuitars.com. Larger scale wood filling with some claro walnut that has checked.
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AMAZING Blue Midnight Stain on a Flame Birch Top Guitar with Angelus Dyes
 
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Purchase the Dyes here: https://angelusdirect.com?rfsn=566896.75dad582 Inside the Luthier's Shop with BigDGuitars.com. Here is a Midnight Blue Stain with Leather Dyes. This is close to Gibson's Manhattan Burst.
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Building a Les Paul Guitar body Luthier building process 59 copy
 
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Follow me on Instagram Inside the Luthier's Shop with BigDGuitars.com. How I build Les Paul Guitar Bodies. Here is the finished guitar: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Sr5OdTvJYS0&feature=youtu.be This is from blanks to done body. copy carver vid: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9gIDT7CKvMo I
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PRS - Faded Blue Top on a Guitar - Blue Jeans Burst - Luthier how to
 
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Inside the Luthier's Shop with BigDGuitars. This is the blue jean top like you see on a lot of PRS guitars. Simple Blue Stain and sanded back. Nice figured top which makes this look great
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Making a hollow body guitar custom thinline tele body luthier jig template work
 
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Inside the Luthier's Shop: How I make hollow body thinline tele guitars A couple of jigs and templates and there you go
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DIY PRS Burnt Maple Burst Guitar Finish with Angelus Leather Dyes BigDGuitars
 
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Purchase the dyes here: https://angelusdirect.com/?rfsn=566896.75dad582 Inside the Luthier's Shop with BigDGuitars.com. I have had a few requests for the Burnt Maple Burst that a few manufactures do. I use a 50% mix of Angelus dark brown and black, then go back with a light brown. This came out really nice!!!
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Purpleburst Tutorial on a Custom Tele Guitar Luthier How To
 
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Purchase Dyes here: https://angelusdirect.com/?rfsn=566896.75dad582 Inside the Luthier's Shop with BigDGuitars.com. Here is a purpleburst on a flamed pine piece of wood. Very nice piece of wood with a very dense back. Trimmed out with white binding neat clean look. Check out the finished guitars here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=duHFbRwXbWg
Views: 116824 BigDGuitars
Luthier Wood Review: Cherry for Guitar Bodies Necks Tops Tonewood
 
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Inside the Luthier's Shop by BigDGuitars.com reviewing Cherry a standard hardwood
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Swirling a tele guitar body with 1 shot enamel paints, one shot swirl
 
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Inside the Luthier's Shop with BigDGuitars.com. Here is another swirl with 1 Shot paints. Really like the way that this one turned out.
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Veneering a Custom Tele Body - Luthier Veneer Guitar Top
 
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Inside the Luthier's shop with BigDGuitars.com. Lots of folks asking how to veneer. I am using a korina body I made and adding a large oak flame veneer to it. Using Tightbond cold press glue upgrades a simple korina body into nice veneered top . I then bind the body and clean it up with some sanding
Views: 10742 BigDGuitars
Radius a fingerboard fretboard custom guitar building DIY
 
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How I put a radius on a fretboard and different options to do so.
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Building a Telecaster Tele guitar Neck - Part 1 - Luthier Build
 
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Inside the Luthier's Shop with BigDGuitars.com. Here is the tele neck that I promised. Ebony fretboard and nice flame maple neck with two way truss rod. Part II coming soon.
Views: 38972 BigDGuitars
Honey Burst Guitar on a Flamed Maple Burl Tele Project Luthier Transtints
 
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Inside the Luthier's Shop with BigDGuitars.com. Here is how I do a Honey burst with Wizard and Trans Tints
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Luthier Wood Review: Eastern White Pine for Guitar Top tonewood
 
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Inside the Luthier's Shop with BigDGuitars. Eastern white pine was the first tele wood... Kiln Dried for furniture is different than what you will be getting at Home Depot and Lowes/home depot
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DIY Swimming Pool Burst on a Guitar Wildwood Maple with Angelus Leather Dye
 
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Purchase the Dyes here: https://angelusdirect.com/?rfsn=566896.75dad582 Going to do a series on different colorations on this body. Here is part II
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Building a Rosewood topped Hollow Body tele guitar body - BigDGuitars
 
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Inside the Luthier's Shop with BigDGuitars.com. Have this beautiful piece of east Indian rosewood that I need to use on a hollowbody. Love the look of oil on rosewood. For sale right now on www.bigdguitars.com
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Luthier Wood Review:  Purpleheart dense hardwood beautiful color hard to work with tonewood
 
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Inside the Luthier's Shop: Working with Purpleheart a dense hardwood from South America! Thanks Claudio Kezen for calling me out. I had Paduk on the brain which is the next video
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Orange Blackburst on a Lacewood Guitar Top Luthier Bursting a project
 
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Inside the Luthier's Shop with BigDGuitars.com. Here is the lacewood top that I reviewed a while back, this time I am doing an orange blackburst on something other than maple. Using natural colors I really get this top to pop.
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Honey Burst on a Tele, Figured Port Orford Wood Luthier Project Work - BigDGuitars
 
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Inside the Luthier's Shop with BigDGuitars.com, here is another version on a honey burst. These colors are my favorite on most pieces of wood. This is a basswood back with a port orford wood top.
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Router bits for Carving Necks.  Should you?
 
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Inside the Luthier's Shop with BigDGuitars.com. Get a lot of questions on this one so it was time for a video. Learn to do this by hand before whipping out the bits. Read up how to use these in your pin router or table router. Not for handheld routers.
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Sapele - Luthier Wood Review - Tonewood
 
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Inside the Luthier's shop with BigDGuitars.com. Sapele is a wood from Africa, good alternative wood, beautiful coloring
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Neck Through Guitar different types of construction for luthier project
 
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As I started to plan my Firebird I wanted to see what was out there. Kinda disappointed in the prices and quality of the neck blanks that are out there. Here is a review of a couple of my older guitars and one for an upcoming series.
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Slash Les Paul guitar stain tutorial with Keda Dyes Luthier Project afd BigDGuitars
 
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Inside the Luthier's Shop with BigDGuitars.com. Today I am using a new dye, Keda. These are supposed to be the PRS stains that they use on their guitars. Not a real big fan of them to be honest, I wanted a slightly darker color to start off with. After all said and done, the coloring is pretty nice once I work in the brown and yellow. Almost done with the Les Paul project.
Views: 41646 BigDGuitars
Inside the Luthier's Shop: DIY Homemade Spool clamps for Archtop Acoustic custom guitar
 
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build your own spool clamps and save yourself a lot of money
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Some Completed Guitar by BigDGuitars.com
 
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Here are a few guitars that I recently completed. Just wanted to review them before they go!
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Luthier Wood Review: Wenge for Guitar Tops Backs Necks Dense Hardwood Tonewood
 
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Inside the Luthier's Shop with BigDGuitars.com. Review of Wenge Dense hardwood from Africa. A difficult wood to work with but great tap tone.
Views: 16460 BigDGuitars
Grain Filler on a Les Paul Guitar, How to fill mahogany
 
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Inside the Luthier's Shop with BigDGuitars.com. Today I show how to use grain fill on a Les Paul Body and Neck. Using a waterbased filler today. I do not like the other thinner based fillers to nasty in terms of smell
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Staining a Wildwood Maple top with Angelus Red/Yellow/Brown Leather Dye
 
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Purchase the Dyes here: https://angelusdirect.com?rfsn=566896.75dad582 Inside the Luthier's Shop with BigDGuitars.com. Here is a beautiful piece of wild wood maple that I get to pop with a number of different colors on the body. This is an experimental guitar body with no back just the top and open air back.
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Joe Perry Boneyard Finish on a Tele Hollowbody guitar body Luthier How to
 
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Inside the Luthier's Shop with BigDGuitars.com. Here is my take on the boneyard finish on a guitar. Still need to play with the coloring but very happy with the way this turned out.
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Building a Strat Neck Luthier Build Process Part 1
 
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Inside the Luthier's Shop with BigDGuitars.com. Here is part 1 of building a strat guitar neck. This is a nice quarter sawn flame maple piece of wood perfect for a 1 piece neck
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How to blue burst a Les Paul DC Project Guitar Top Luthier Building Bursting poor mans prs transtint
 
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Follow me on Instagram for more awesome Vids. Here is a video of how I burst my guitars. You don't always need to spray to get the desired effect. This is a 5A flame maple top that I stain black and then sand back. Then I add layers of Blue and Black to get it right Here I am doing a Cherry burst: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oxO-2zuJmD8 Here I am doing a Orange Burst
Views: 468844 BigDGuitars
Building a Les Paul LP Guitar Neck for a 59 Paulie Luthier Jigs Templates
 
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Inside the Luthier's Shop with BigDGuitars.com. My process for building out a Les Paul Guitar neck. All of my jigs and shop tools
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Luthier Wood Review: Padauk / Padouk  African hardwood with great tap tone for guitar body tonewood
 
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Inside the Luthier's Shop with BigDGuitars.com. African Padauk is one of the great gems. Workability tone and color.
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Jack Daniel's Barrel Top Custom Tele Guitar Body part I by BigDGuitars
 
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Inside the Luthier's Shop with BigDGuitars.com here is a custom tele guitar body with a Jack Daniels Barrel top. Was down in Lynchburg a few weeks ago and wanted to make something out of a Jack Barrel. I was going to get a full Barrel and resaw some pieces but I think this worked out awesome. Full guitar coming soon. Music by Justin Johnson: http://www.justinjohnsonlive.com/
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Swirling Tutorial on a guitar body with Humbrol Paints Borax Method swirl
 
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Inside the Luthier's Shop with BigDGuitars.com. I have continued to swirl bodies with different paints. Two key things that I have learned is that you need the pipettes to flow the paint out and you need the paint to sit in the water a little bit longer. I was doing 3-5 mins and that was not it. 5-7 is what is working best
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DIY fret file for fretting luthier custom tools for guitar building
 
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Inside the Luthier's Shop with BigDGuitars.com. Here is how I mad my fret file. Pretty simple to make just need something to cut an angle
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Tonewood Luthier Wood Review Sycamore
 
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Inside the Luthier's Shop with BigDGuitars.com. Here is Sycamore, between alder and softmaple, beautiful wood when quarter sawn.
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Superglue as a Guitar Finish!?!?!?!  WHAT THE WHAT!?!?!? - Part I
 
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Inside the Luthier's Shop with BigDGuitars.com. Got some GluBoost Lets see how it works! Purchase gluboost here: http://gluboost.com
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Gibson Les Paul Restore Part I - What a mess!!?!?!?
 
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Inside the Luthier's Shop with BigDGuitars.com. Going to start a restore project. This Les Paul is in pretty bad shape, who ever owned it before tried to re-glue the fretboard with hide glue. Ruined the body binding and fretboard binding at the same time. Poorly done so time to take this down and build it back up. Have the break this out into a couple of vids. Part 2 will be stripping and sanding, what a mess so far.
Views: 51370 BigDGuitars
Luthier Wood Review: Poplar for guitar body blank and unappreciated cheap wood tonewood
 
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Inside the Luthier's Shop with BigDGuitars.com. Poplar is the read-headed step child of woods. Its not the prettiest of woods but for the price the tone is great.
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Fender Style Neck construction and neck wood selection
 
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Inside the Luthier's Shop with BigDGuitars.com. Here is how a few sample necks are constructed and what types of woods you should be looking for.
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Luthier Wood Review: Basswood for electric guitar bodies, carvings ducks lures tonewood
 
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Inside the Luthier's Shop with BigDGuitars.com. Reviewing Basswood today, a good wood for electric bodies.
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Staining a Light Honey Burst on a Tele Guitar Body Transtint on a top
 
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Inside the Luthier's Shop with BigDGuitars.com. Today we are going to do a Light Honey Burst on a Big Leaf Flame Maple Top.
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Purple Raspberry burst with Angelus Leather Dyes on a guitar body
 
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Purchase the Dyes here: https://angelusdirect.com?rfsn=566896.75dad582 Inside the Luthier's Shop with BigDGuitars.com. A request from a subscriber, purple and rose with the Leather Dyes. This came out ok, I should have left this at the sand back that looked great. All part of the process going to do a fade with these colors next.
Views: 21751 BigDGuitars
Winding a set of PAF humbuckers pickups for my Les Paul guitar restore - Mojotone kit review
 
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Inside the Luthier's Shop with BigDGuitars.com. I needed a setup of pickups for this Les Paul restore, its almost done!!!! I have been winding a few sets of pickups for friends and customers via the mojotone sets that are out there. I am using 42 gauge plain enamel wire.
Views: 5049 BigDGuitars
Fireglow burst on a Quilted Maple top.  Luthier Project Guitar
 
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Inside the Luthier's Shop with BigDGuitars.com. This is a decently quilted maple top, with some worm holes, that I am going to do a fireglow burst, with Red and Yellow
Views: 15917 BigDGuitars