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Dan Erlewine | Albert King: Lucy

In 1971, Dan Erlewine built a guitar that will quickly become an iconic, intriguing and inspiring instrument known as “Lucy”.
Read the fascinating story behind Albert King’s legendary
Wallnut Flying V.

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Dan Erlewine | Jerry Garcia: Stratishcaster

Legend Jerry Garcia commisioned this quirky “Stratishcaster” made out of the same black wallnut as Albert King’s Lucy.
“In 1971, Jerry commissioned me to make this strat-style guitar from my Albert King stash of black walnut. He liked the numeral inlays that I had installed in one of my own guitars so that I’d never forget what fret I was at. It was a joke, but he liked it. ”

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Dan Erlewine | The Prime Movers

You might be cool but .. You may never be as cool as Dan Erlewine playing the (later to be) Bloomfield Burst in your band. Your drummer is a guy you nicknamed Iggy Pop …

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Dan Erlewine | His Story

You might be cool but .. You may never be as cool as Dan Erlewine playing the (later to be) Bloomfield Burst in your band. Your drummer is a guy you nicknamed Iggy Pop …

Le mie attrezzature per la rettifica. Probabilmente il lavoro che mi appassiona di più...compresa la mia versione molto economica del mitico #neckjig di #danerlewine che permette di avere il manico ben fermo. Avvitando il tacco come su un normale corpo, possiamo verificare subito eventuali torsioni e vedere come il trussrod lavora osservando il piano di appoggio sotto la paletta. A manico perfettamente dritto comincia la rettifica, seguita dal recrown, dalla lucidatura, dal capotasto, dal setup. Un intervento che migliorerà mostruosamente la vostra chitarra. Elettrica, acustica, classica. L'ordine mi è venuto per rumorosità 😂💥🎸🤟🤟🤟 ...

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Check this out! You know how conventional helping hands products either have arms that are too short to allow you to work inside a control cavity, or they're too puny to hold all your parts securely?
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Our shop supervisor, Dan Brooks came up with a great idea for a new tool that fixes all these problems. We call it the Solder Monster. It has 4 super-strong, super-long posable arms that'll reach right down into your control cavity and hold all your parts exactly where you need them. And it even attaches to your shop vac to keep all those poisonous fumes out of your face while you're working.
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And as icing on the cake it has lots of storage room for wire, solder and your favorite tools.
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Erick just made a new video about it. You should check it out on our YouTube channel.
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Albert King and Lucy.
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Dan's checking his handywork from a recent Trade Secret video where he shows how to cut a curved truss rod channel with a table saw, some scrap wood and a little ingenuity.
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If you don't subscribe to our Trade Secret's newsletter you really should. Every other week we publish a tip or technique on building or repairing guitars. They're super informative and a lot of fun.
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Also, be sure and subscribe to our YouTube channel where we continuously post lots of cool tips, tricks and tools to improve the quality of your work and make your time in the shop more fun.
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Looking to get top quality results with aerosol finishes?  Check out today's trade secret.
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Dan shows off his 5 tips to getting the best possible results with aerosols.
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Whether you're doing a refin, a new build or a repair aerosols can be a great choice if you don't have a professional spraying rig.
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Building your first guitar?  Not sure how to shape the headstock without messing it up?  This can be a deceptively tricky step.  In this week's Trade Secret Dan and Blake show you a very simple, effective way to bring your design to live and get a professional quality result.
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Thank you stewmac_guitar for years of satisfaction using your tools! And these are just the files... 😂 😃 🎸💪 ...

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🔥🔥 ANNOUNCING OUR NEXT GIVEAWAY, and this one is a doozy!  🔥🔥
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​This week, we're giving away our GUITAR SHOP TOOL SET. This has over $900 of our most popular tools and just about everything you'll need to get started doing your own setups and basic fret work.

​🎸 Fretting Tools (lots of them)
​🎸 Nut & Saddle Making Tools
​🎸 Precision Measuring Tools
​🎸 Setup Tools
​🎸 Books
​🎸 ...And Much More
🎸 (no the guitar isn’t in the giveaway 😏)

​Entering is easy! All you need to do is:
🧰 Follow stewmac_guitar on Instagram
🧰 Tag a friend in the comments below

Details:
🛠️  You can enter once per day
🛠️ The contest ends Friday 9/18 at 4PM ET
🛠️ The winners will be posted that evening

​Per Instagram rules, this promotion is in no way sponsored, administered, or associated with Instagram, Inc. By entering, entrants confirm that they are 18+ years of age, release Instagram of responsibility, and agree to Instagram's terms of use.

​NO PURCHASE NECESSARY. LEGAL RESIDENTS OF THE UNITED STATES 18 AND OLDER. VOID WHERE PROHIBITED. Sweepstakes ends: 09/18/2020. For Official Rules and complete details, visit https://www.stewmac.com/sweepstakes-terms-and-conditions. Odds of winning depend on total number of eligible entries received. Sponsor: Stewart MacDonald.

#staysafe #thankyou
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Dan in 1979 #throwbackthursday

​The more things change, the more they stay the same.
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Today's #TipTuesday comes from Randy Hughes hughesguitars and will help you get your fret ends seated nice and tight when pressing them in. Perfect every time. Check it out!



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You know how when mixing fresh shellac you always end up with either a clump or a few pieces that won't dissolve? Here's a really simple solution.

​This week's #TipTuesday comes from Brock Poling (luthiersworkbench) on our marketing team.

​We're going to make a 2# cut side-by-side, the traditional way and a faster way.  The traditional way takes about 12 hours to dissolve, the faster way takes about 20-30 minutes.

​Ingredients:
​​1 oz. of fresh shellac flakes (in this case super blond flakes)
​1 oz. denatured alcohol (or in our case Everclear)

⭐ ​Step 1 - Weigh out 1 oz of shellac flakes on a kitchen scale
⭐ ​Step 2 - Grind the flakes in a coffee grinder
⭐ ​Step 3 - Add 8 oz of alcohol
​⭐ Step 4 - Use a magnetic stirrer ($15-$20 on Amazon)

​​It helps to use glassware that has a perfectly flat bottom.

​20-30 minutes later, the shellac is fully dissolved and ready to strain and use.

​Keep it in an air tight jar and it should last for about 6 months in a cool, dry shop.


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It's Thursday... that means Trade Secret Day!
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This week Dan shows off 3 very simple beginner level mods to make your Squier or Strat play great.
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So here's something fun...
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The crew at the shop is working hard on getting a new tool ready to launch soon. Any guesses what this is?
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You might not know this, but StewMac makes, modifies or assembles about 70% of everything we sell. Even "common" items you see in other places are often modified by us (or specifically for us).
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Like you, we live in our shops too and we're constantly coming up with ideas to help make the work (and the experience) better. .
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crismasterbasses makes fret removal look like a piece of cake. 🍰 Nice work!


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Dun dun dun dun dun dun..........dun dun dun dun..dun 😏
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