May 8th, 2024

Homeskoolin’ Bonus “Petit Bouche”

00:00 - Intro
00:21 - 1950 Petit Bouche / Django Reinhardt sound (Jazz)
01:28 - Petit Bouche playing / That tone
02:40 - '30 Gibson L-5 (George's loudest ever heard)
03:38 - L-5 playing
04:46 - "I can play Foghat"
05:10 - Comparison of guitars
06:00 - Stromberg vs. L-5
06:30 - What do you like best?

Hello friends…I just wanted to do a quick video with George after I fell absolutely in love with both of these KILLER guitars, even though I have no idea how to play them…

If any of you guys out there play this type of music i can tell you for a FACT that either of these old guitars are a no brainer.

May 3rd, 2024

Homeskoolin’ Bonus “He Bought What??”

00:00 - Unboxing video ('97 Fender Telecaster - Made in Japan (MIJ))
04:23 - Reveal / Tuning
06:00 - Playing
08:08 - Setup and acoustically
08:43 - '66 Fender Telecaster
09:04 - '66 Tele plugged in
10:08 - MIJ Tele plugged in
11:30 - '66 Tele
12:20 - MIJ Tele
12:57 - Highly recommend '90's MIJ Fender

I guaranTEE you that none of you guys saw this coming….

April 20th, 2024

Homeskoolin’ Quickie “Diablo”

00:00 - The Lin "Diablo" Pickup

Just a quickie to let you hear this bumpin’ Tele bridge pickup that my dear friend Lin Crowson from Gruhns made for me, per my request, for my 66 Tele.

I really like it a lot…hot broadcaster type balls. We call it the Diablo.

Lin is the guy that verifies the originality of all the guitars that come into gruhns…the boy definitely knows his shit.

Here’s his contact

February 2nd, 2024

Homeskoolin’ Bonus “The Art Of Guitar Repair & Restoration”

00:00 - Followup Episode to Goes to Gruhn's Volume 5 about a '59 Burst repair

As promised…a follow up video on a 1959 Gibson Les Paul Standard that had a very hard life…

I first showed you guys this guitar 4 months ago in a video called “Homeskoolin’ Goes To Gruhns Volume 5”

Sadly it was chopped to pieces by a previous owner.

Tony Nagy and Greg Voros give it to you straight about what separates the men from the boys when it comes to guitar repair and restoration.

Hope you enjoy

November 25th, 2023

Homeskoolin’ Goes To Gruhns Volume 7

00:00 - Vince Gill Goes to Gruhn's

Vince Gill
George Gruhn
Greg Voros
Cory Terrell
and the posse

October 3rd, 2023

Homeskoolin’ Goes To Gruhn’s Volume 5

00:00 - Introduction / Tony Nagy shows a '59 Burst major repair
05:27 - Biggest pain in the ass repair?
06:59 - Woodwork is most important / Finish
09:38 - In depth look at Les Paul neck tenon
11:10 - Tools and other guitar tour ('53 Goldtop)
15:05 - '34 Martin 00-40H
16:45 - 1800s 7 string acoustic
17:00 - Larsen acoustic
19:00 - D'Angelico mandolin
20:26 - Gibson mandolin / Rebindings / '53 Goldtop
22:50 - '63 Gibson Explorer (verified)
24:50 - Strangest thing ever seen in repair?
25:29 - '58 Gibson Flying V and prototype together
26:45 - Fender mix matching bodies and necks
28:20 - Gibson TV
29:25 - Tremetone, Bigsby, Duesenberg, Cam Trem
32:09 - '53 acoustic / Separated neck
33:50 - What's the worst nightmare? / Pulling a neck / Neck resetting

“Oh yeah? Ask him if he does neck sets”

August 15th, 2023

Homeskoolin’ Goes To Gruhn’s Volume 4

00:00 - Intro to Corey Terrell, Eric “Ebo” Borash, Greg Voros
02:47 - Creedence Clearwater Revival - Fortunate Son (John Forgerty)
04:27 - Fortunate Son tuning, playing, and son realizing playing incorrectly
05:48 - Tom's parts playing with John Fogerty
06:18 - Bad Moon Rising
07:11 - Discussing fucking cool guitars and P90s
12:40 - '56 Gibson Junior / '56 Gibson Junior Double Cut / Comparison
14:50 - Playing '56 Gibson Junior #1
15:45 - That acoustic guitar quality when turning it down
16:45 - Playing '56 Gibson Junior #2 / No one plays those frets
18:10 - Lower output of #2
18:46 - Back to #1 and brighter
19:05 - Gibson Double Cut with Music City Bridge
20:30 - Playing Double Cut
21:28 - Lesson: Mashing fingers bends / Playing
23:23 - Bending tip with vibrato / Playing
26:05 - Fucking awesome faux delay
27:05 - '56 Gibson Junior TV
28:25 - Led Zeppelin - Misty Moutain Hop / Playing
30:00 - Pickup height
35:00 - Bursts
46:00 - Repaired guitars, ethics, and price differences
57:00 - George Gruhn's wisdom enters the picture
65:00 - "Is there a change in the air?"

Starring the usual cast of characters

Special thanks to Heavy Duty for filming this mess.

June 30th, 2023

Homeskoolin’ Goes To Gruhns Volume 3

00:00 - Intro
04:30 - Not point to video, but fine instruments
06:00 - Human interest story (Corey at 13yrs. and a strat)
13:45 - Greg and "metal" guitar
16:00 - Pet peeves / Stairway to Heaven
17:00 - Girl names for guitars
20:30 - Craigslist "Killer" / "Rare" / "Axe" / "Quiver"
23:35 - Newbie just learns and doesn't know they really don't know
29:00 - Pulling the strings out of tune and blaming it on guitar / White knuckle
34:00 - Songs not being played the way someone else plays it (Stone Temple Pilots, AC/DC)
38:50 - Pole pieces the same direction
40:00 - 3 humbuckers / Gibsons, 335, Les Pauls
62:00 - Ugliest guitar? / Most beautiful guitar?
75:00 - George enters
80:00 - Cheapest star / Guitar as art


UNLESS of course you happen to be one of THOSE guys….

oh, you know the ones i mean…the ones that love to complain about not being able to hear every single word of dialogue perfectly clearly in a totally free video….after 50 years of working with power tools with no hearing protection.

I simply cannot deal with any more of the dumb ass “biggest guitar store in North America and they can’t afford a microphone?” comments

Please keep in mind that these are extremely loose casual conversations that are recorded with a simple iPhone….just a few dudes who have spent their entire lives in the old guitar racket sharing a few laughs, and a couple brews (courtesy of dear Wayne Baswell) and the occasional “hot take” on a particularly touchy subject

Greg “Old World” Voros
Eric “Ebo” Borash
Corey Terrell
George Gruhn
Geoffrey from Atlanta

and a very special thanks to sweet Tosa from Atlanta for holding her arms up for over an hour straight filming this video. (Try that sometime folks…after 15 minutes it starts becoming a real problem)

Like all Homeskoolin’ products…this video is meant to be taken in good fun.
it is not meant to offend anyone…

please people, if any of the views expressed here-in don’t align with your own….please do not take it personally.

I am pretty sure you guys would rather see some raw unedited real shit rather than some smoothed out corporate PC bullshit….am i right?

Besides there is already enough people out there who hate me for providing 600 free guitar lessons.

Thanks for watching kids…please visit this amazing store if you ever get to Nashville…it is really something special.
George has been the king of the vintage guitar mountain since 1970.

Editor’s note:
I meant to say “tremotone”, not “frequensator” when I was referring to a few of Gibson’s questionable moves during the golden age.

June 18th, 2023

Homeskoolin' Bonus. "A Typical Afternoon At Gruhn's With Old World"

00:00 - Changing strings on a Fender Telecaster
02:50 - Crimping / kinking string
09:50 - Bridge
14:00 - Nut height and first fret
17:17 - '34 Gibson L00 acoustic

New, with improved video quality....

This was filmed yesterday at Gruhn Guitars...just a couple dudes sharing some ideas about how to make an old guitar not play like a log wagon.
Greg "Old World" Voros
Nathan Golliher
Uncle Larry

Happy Father's Day dear Homeskoolers

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Venmo tip jar is @Tom-Bukovac-1

June 2nd, 2023

Homeskoolin’ Field Trip To The Brand New Gruhn Guitar Factory

00:00 - Tour of a new George Gruhn factory

June 2nd 2023

Uncle Larry visits and gets a comprehensive tour of the brand new Gruhn guitar factory in downtown Lebanon TN.

The brainchild of George Gruhn, Greg Voros and Eric Newell....this factory is building some fine affordable acoustic guitars, based on the design of the original Tacoma guitars that George helped pioneer years ago.

Today's video stars of course our beloved Homeskoolin' friend Greg “Old World” Voros, AND my dear old session buddy friend Jim “Moose” Brown.

Moose and I have logged many long session days (and several long extremely debaucherous non-session nights) together over the years....he's a damned fine piano player, a damned fine guitar player, and one of the funniest dudes i have ever known.

Moose toured with Seger.....(yeah BOB Seger)... for years and he co-wrote a little tune you mighta heard called "It's 5 o'clock Somewhere", by Jimmy Buffet & Alan Jackson.

It has been said that ever since that little song came along, old Moose has been "shittin' in tall cotton" (as they say in the south)....I'm not sure I know exactly what that means, but i think it's a good thing.

Thanks to the fine lads at the new factory for showing us around...sweet guys that clearly know what the hell they are doing.

Jay Myer: plant manager, former Martin rep for 20 years....Jay designed and built the first Martin "Sinker acoustics.

AJ Hancock: head luthier...total bad ass as you can see here.

hope you guys enjoy

May 21st, 2023

The answer to the age old question straight from the horse's mouth.

00:00 - When George Gruhn speaks, you listen

Was asked to make a nice video today of a few legends!!

May 21st, 2023

Homeskoolin’ Bonus “For Old Guitar Freaks Only” (must read video description for link)

00:00 - Quick look in a session at the White Falcon
00:30 - Hey, friends! / George Gruhn video

I think you vintage guitar freaks out there will greatly appreciate the SERIOUS wisdom George Gruhn is laying down in this video.


May 11th, 2023

Homeskoolin’ Goes To Gruhn’s Volume 2

00:00 - Intro
01:25 - Pet peeves when visiting Gruhn's / Playing guitars in house
04:18 - Hesitant repair vs. knowledgeable repair (Explaining and educating)
06:59 - Heirloom guitars that aren't expensive
08:00 - George Gruhn and his business
11:35 - '53 Telecaster / Cool factor vs collector's and playing guitars
14:40 - Back to the Tele
17:00 - Stickiness of a neck and lacquer
18:00 - Gibson ES-335 / "Electric Spanish" (ES) naming convention
19:25 - Playing Gibson
24:00 - 1931 OM Shade Top acoustic / Playing
27:40 - Checking on binding indicates refinish
29:31 - 1966 Epiphone Caiola / Playing
40:00 - 1965 Gibson Melody Maker D
42:20 - Gibson Melody Maker
43:30 - Joan Jett and I Love Rock 'N Roll cover (Arrows)
45:00 - 1963 Gibson Special (Lefty) / Playing upside down
49:00 - 1958 Fender Esquire (Lefty) / Playing upside down
54:10 - Back to the Gibson ES-335 / Prices
60:24 - Trivia: Pickup rings
62:25 - Closing statements too soon
67:12 - 1963 Gibson Firebird / Playing

The dynamic trio pulls 7 killer guitars from the current Gruhn’s inventory and takes them for a ride.

Greg Voros
Corey Terrell
Uncle Larry

April 8th, 2023

Homeskoolin’ Goes To Gruhn’s, Episode 1

00:00 - Chatting with in-depth views at Gruhn's with Fender Stratocasters
03:00 - Introduction to Stratocasters
03:50 - Maple neck Strats opinions / Tom's opinion
06:00 - Corey's opinion
07:22 - Greg's opinion
09:00 - Fretboard repair standpoint
13:00 - Comparison of 4 Strats
13:50 - '57 Strat look / Tone control on bridge pickup
16:20 - '57 Strat playing
18:10 - Early '58 Strat playing
20:45 - Late '58 Strat playing
23:14 - '59 Strat playing / Activator switch
27:50 - Thoughts / Favorites
30:45 - Prices
31:45 - Favorites / COVID price effect / Left-handed
39:50 - '63 Strat with rosewood fretboard comparison with '57
40:57 - '63 Strat playing / Back and forth
45:40 - Thoughts?
50:20 - Pickup shootout
52:32 - Sounds - pickups about same / Neck sizes / Truss rod route
57:00 - Lead sounds
61:20 - George Gruhn and electric guitars


As promised, the first installment of what will hopefully be monthly collaboration videos between Uncle Larry and the legendary Gruhn Guitars store in downtown Nashville TN.
This amazing store has been around since 1970.

Filmed on Thursday April 6th 2023

Greg Voros
Corey Terrell
George Gruhn
Uncle Larry

and five bitchin’ old Fender Stratocasters, all with “field replaceable necks”….just like the 50’s Fender catalogs claimed.

April 6th, 2023

Homeskoolin' Volume 208, Tom Bukovac, "How To Properly Match Your Shirt To Your Guitar"

00:00 - Fingerstyle guitar
03:30 - Hi guys / Quick morning beer / Fun days
05:23 - Twitch with the Wook and Guthrie
06:30 - Back to guitar playing
07:20 - Gruhn's videos / John McBride (Blackbird Studios)
09:40 - Lesson: Genesis - Supper's Ready
12:00 - VCB (Viewer Comment Bin) / The Gear Page
13:12 - Dementia story and Homeskoolin' videos
14:40 - Favorite Song? / David Bowie & Freddie Mercury - Under Pressure
17:15 - Nice people comments / Sitting around music stores hanging out
18:28 - Music store stories (Ron Blair)
21:00 - Joe Jackson song and comments
21:43 - Corona Lesson videos
23:20 - Lesson: Tapping (Dark Side of the Moon)
25:50 - Lesson: Chord tapping / Eddie Van Halen taking off
27:40 - Muting / Learning process
30:00 - Lesson: Muting


Uncle Larry carryin' on with nary a comma today...to the point where he reaches double the time length of one of his "normal" videos....

here is the link for tonite's livestream with sweet Guthrie....which will start at roughly 8PM central.


and if you haven't checked out some of the exciting things happening with Homeskoolin' merch in a while, you can certainly do that here....

November 23rd, 2022

Homeskoolin’ Special Brew…”Greg Voros”

00:00 - Greg Voros / Rex Brown bass / Pantera
03:10 - Covid and vintage guitar market
05:00 - YouTube and content
07:45 - Gruhns restructuring
11:10 - Greg Multiple Sclerosis health issues
16:32 - Coffee and non-profit
56:30 - Pantera Trivia Question

I know it’s a little long, but you’re gonna wanna watch this one all the way through kids….this one is special.

Pertinent links:


September 17th, 2022

Homeskoolin’ Saturday Night Bonus Jam “Point Of Contact”

00:00 - Playing the chopper

Hello friends…a while back my dear dear friend sweet Greggy Voros gifted me a wonderful old 54 Esquire chopper that i have been slowly but surely trying to turn into the monster that i absolutely know it can be.

From the start this guitar had a hell of a lot going for it (super lightweight and the neck is to die for) but it had a long way to go. It started with refretting, then trying to find the right pickups…i ended up finding some great pickups, an original bridge pickup from a 1960 tele custom was a nice addition.

The original bridge saddles were driving me insane, so i just had my dear old friend Phil Crabtree install a set of Callaham compensated steel saddles. I picked it up from him today, Philly works alongside Tom Murphy at the Gibson custom shop. He is one of the sweetest kindest souls that has ever walked this earth. Thats him pictured at the end of this video.

Lord did these saddles help a lot…a MAJOR step in the right direction. The intonation is sooo good now, the string spacing is perfect, and the thing is just ringing beautifully acoustically, great sustain.

I swear the older i get i am focusing more and more on what i have always called the “point of contact” in guitars.

The purity and trueness of the way fretted and open notes pop out of a guitar, whether its electric or acoustic. The way the notes ring and sustain without an amp.

It’s the first thing i look at when i am checking out any guitar I haven’t seen before. It’s amazing how many guitars there are out there, even “high end” instruments, that just have terrible “point of contact”.

Strangled sounding dead notes all over the guitar, which could be caused by many things….a shitty bridge, bad fretwork, a fingerboard that is separating slightly from the neck, a pinched nut slot, and the worst offender, just plain dead wood.

August 26th, 2022

Homeskoolin’ Bonus “How To Put A String On A Guitar”

00:00 - How to string a guitar

Well kids, i said i was done with all this horseshit, but then THIS comment came in on the “boys in the back room” video.

“Show us how it’s done then. Lots of talk no walk”

Ok f**kface here ya go…

August 26th, 2022

Homeskoolin’ Volume 161, Tom Bukovac, “Rainbow Blues”

00:00 - Song playthrough
03:25 - Hello, class! / Uncle Larry
04:00 - VCB (Viewer Comment Bin) / Thanks
05:15 - James Honeyman Scott & episode
06:02 - "Good tone is heavy and hard to carry."  -Tom Bukovac (Amps)
06:24 - Stringing guitar
07:29 - What was your first pedal? DOD Flanger
08:01 - Chrissy Hines and James Honeyman Scott appreciation
08:25 - Any advice? Don't end up in jail or killing yourself, you're good
09:30 - Steve Hackett - The Battle of Epping Forest (echo)
12:05 - Pet peeves / Gruhn's Guitars / Original guitars (Beato & Rhett)

This one goes out to one of the baddest motherfuckers that ever roamed this earth….Joey D

RIP brother

and...the echo guitar that kicks in at :51 on this....come on man

and....if i ever heard a pedal that can create the effect that happens at
3:16 of my pitiful video today when both guitars play the same thing. that would be cool

August 25th, 2022

Homeskoolin’ Bonus “The Boys In The Back Room”

00:00 - Locking strings...just don't

Hey kids…the whole “right way to put strings on a guitar” thing has been a hot topic of debate on the Homeskoolin’ channel.

I thought i would run it by the boys in the back room of the repair department of the most venerable, respected vintage guitar shop in North America…Gruhn Guitars in Nashville tn….here's what they said…thought you guys might find it interesting. starring....

1) Greg Voros
2) Tony Nagy
3) Lin Crowson


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