Dan Erlewine: How to bend herringbone without breaking it

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Issue 282 March 23, 2017

Fred Stuart, one of the original builders at the Fender Custom Shop, teaches Dan Erlewine how he bends herringbone purfling on the tight curves of a Telecaster without breaking it!

About the guitar in this video: Fred Stuart built this custom Tele, which was featured at the Fender Custom Shop booth at the 2017 NAMM Show.

In this Trade Secrets video:
  • How do you bend herringbone around the horn of a Tele?
  • Building a really simple jig to solve the problem
  • A little extra heat helps!
  • Dan visits the renowned Fred Stuart at the NAMM show.

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