Tuning problems fixed + a guitar lesson!

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Issue 294 October 19, 2017


This vintage Southern Jumbo wouldn't stay in tune, so Spencer Bohren brought it to Dan Erlewine's shop. The solution is a new set of Waverly Tuners, and Dan shows Spencer how to install them himself -- including a simple way to plug old screw holes. Spencer returns the favor by giving us a guitar lesson.

 
In this Trade Secrets video:
  • Making small plugs out of mahogany
  • Getting oil out of old screw holes
  • Dan's custom dowel maker: you've probably got one already
  • How to play Canned Heat Blues

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