September 1st, 2023

Homeskoolin’ Bonus “An Unboxing Of Sorts”

00:00 - '61 Gibson SG Special with Music City Bridge
06:33 - Rocking the SG
12:30 - The magic sound

You thought Larry would never do a silly "unboxing video"…...
well...you were dead wrong.

Here’s an in depth look at a 1961 Gibson SG Special I purchased recently from the fine folks at LA Vintage. Thank you Clif

Check out their website here friends:

August 29th, 2023

Homeskoolin’ Bonus “Mr. Glaser’s Attic”

00:00 - Tour of some treasures and an important mailbox

A brief look inside the mind and the business of one of Nashville’s most beloved people, Joe Glaser…founder of Glaser Instrument Repair.
If you play guitar and you have ever lived in Nashville you KNOW who Joe Glaser is.

A dear dear friend and a TRULY brilliant brain.

Absolutely one of a kind…I have cherished my friendship with this man for decades. One of the most interesting conversationalists I have ever known, and believe me I know some interesting conversationalists!

Hope you enjoy

August 23rd, 2023

Homeskoolin’ Bonus “Primitive Gold"

00:00 - '52 Gibson Les Paul guitar gets new bridge
03:10 - Out of phase pickups due to wiring and poles
05:30 - Frets, fretboard, inlays and depth of inlays
08:50 - Tour of the rest of the guitar
10:32 - Old Gibson case
11:00 - Hardest part?
13:20 - In tune
16:40 - Playing

In this video Larry picks up a very crude early first year model ‘52 Les Paul that was just worked on by Andrew Jellison at Strung Out Guitar Repair in Nashville.

The miracle bridge that retrofits on to the ancient original tailpiece that these guitars came with from the factory is designed by Music City Bridge.


Hope you enjoy

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.

August 2nd, 2023

Homeskoolin' Volume 233, Tom Bukovac, "An Important Message From Corporate Regarding Your Vibrato"

00:00 - Premium tone
02:42 - Hello friends! / Peter Framton / Boys back
03:41 - Marshall Plexi Super PA head / Boss Chorus Ensemble (CE-1)
04:32 - Robert Keeley is incredible / Other incredibles
06:06 - Lesson: 10ths and 9ths
09:55 - Lesson: Vibrato and paying attention
11:43 - Lesson: Vibrato and how much shake
15:00 - Peter Frampton's studio tour

Uncle Larry gives it to ya straight on in this one...real talk...

i mean let's face it people.... vibrato is like the guitar players "fingerprint" if you will...if you must...

It is one of a very small number of key distinguishing factors that separates one guitar player from another in a police line up of guitar players...

It needs to be paid attention to VERY CLOSELY and, according to some recent NASA findings, most guitar players don't THINK about their vibrato nearly as much as they should...i tend to agree.

a LOT of people have asked me lately where they can go to buy a Homeskoolin t shirt or other sexy ass Homeskoolin' merch...well...this is where you go.

You can make PayPal donations to this address:
You can make Venmo donations to this address:

Believe it or not....i even have a new website where you can see all kinds of weird old photos, you can "ask Larry" whatever you want in an alternative VCB, and you can also purchase a download of the live concert i did last December if you like.

There are still a few more of the hand signed limited edition Uncle Larry prints that Ziggy O'Leary did left....if you wanna check one out go here:

A lot of these very same new viewers don't seem to know that Uncle Larry made a couple records that they could potentially listen to... one is an instrumental solo record called "Plexi Soul" that is available here:

another is an instrumental collaboration with his dear friend Dean Deleo (originally from the Stone Temple Pilots organization) that is available here:

May 11th, 2023

Homeskoolin' Volume 215, Tom Bukovac, "Orange Skin Blues"

00:00 - Some Country playing and whammy bar playing
02:45 - Hello, class!
03:33 - Guitar picks / Rolling Rock pick / Favorite
05:38 - '62 Strat / Wang bars (Vibrato vs. Tremolo) / Leo Fender
07:25 - Talent show at son's school (Back In Black)
07:48 - Lesson: Wang bars (whammy bar, trem, vibrato) and how to use it
09:40 - Floating the bar
10:18 - Different position
10:45 - Setting up a wang bar and measurement
12:10 - Gretsch Sparkle Jet with Bigsby measurement
14:11 - Subtle effect
15:33 - Teddy Boy! altercation / Totalling up guitar expenditure / Brian May
19:20 - Pickup height
20:15 - Thanks
21:21 - Plexi Soul CDs
21:45 - Music City Bridge
23:20 - Go practice!  "Stop watching The Gear Page"

Uncle Larry addresses a major problem in the guitar culture...a complete and total misunderstanding of what that shiny metal bar that sticks out of your bridge is supposed to do.

Thanks for watching kids, i mean it

Paypal tip jar is tombukovac@gmail.com

Venmo tip jar is @Tom-Bukovac-1

May 9th, 2023

Homeskoolin' Volume 214, Tom Bukovac, "The Viking Scale"

00:00 - Jamming on some strings
01:13 - Demonstration of ashtray (faraday cage) on a guitar (with and without)
02:00 - Hello / Box of Rock rehousing / Greg Voros coffee
03:08 - Speed playing around
03:28 - Lesson: "The Viking Scale"
04:12 - "Original Ace Hendrix Strap"
04:35 - '54 Esquire / Playing
05:45 - Ashtray cover back on comparison
05:58 - Pedals (Simulate ashtray cover / Snare rattle)
06:44 - Joe Glaser & Music City Bridge cool idea
07:15 - Tele bridge pickup in guitar demo
08:16 - Steel guitar playing / Waylon Jennings
09:13 - "Learn how to fix a Wurlitzer"
09:30 - VCB (Viewer Comment Bin) / Ebo comedic timing
10:00 - Grammar helping a viewer / Session players humor and getting serious
11:45 - Bohemian Grove
13:22 - Double slide / Learning new tricks
14:17 - Lesson: New trick / Doubling track
16:37 - The Gear Page and the ODR-1 / Social Media is not cool

Uncle Larry filets and pan fries the VCB and plunks around on a nice old slab of golden age Fullerton Fender.

February 1st, 2023

Homeskoolin’ Daily Double Bonus “The BONG”

00:00 - Some soulful playing as always
01:16 - Gibson 335 and getting it to sound great
04:01 - Norman Blake story: different brand strings

uhhhhh…probably not the kind of bong you guys are thinking of…

i'm talking about the acoustic PURITY of the sound of each individual string...and the SUSTAIN....
the point of contact....the shit that can make a lifer guitar player slowly descend into the pit of madness when it ain't right....

Special thanks to Nick from Glaser Instruments for doing an amazing job refretting this old dog…nice work my man.

Thanks for watching people…and for the kind words…and for the generosity

Paypal tip jar if you feel led

January 27th, 2023

Homeskoolin’ Public Service Announcement “MCB Locking Studs”

00:00 - Little shreddin'
00:23 - Hello, friends! / Gold Top and Music City Bridge update

Uncle Larry demonstrates the wondrous new development from the boys at Music City Bridge on some extremely heavy borrowed new goldtop with a gigantic neck shape that was never found in nature.


August 24th, 2022

Homeskoolin’ Bonus “Bridge Over Troubled Junior” (Music City Bridge Stud Finder)

00:00 - Intro and basic install of new bridge
15:53 - Intonating the new bridge
22:39 - Demonstation of what the old original bridge sounded like for comparison

Ok guys, this video could conceivably be extremely boring to some "casual viewers", so it comes with a warning.

Unless you are interested in a 23 minute video of what a DRASTIC improvement swapping out the original bridge of an old 50s Les Paul Junior with a new Music City Bridge Stud Finder bridge makes, do NOT watch this.

This video is ONLY intended for the truly hardcore vintage guitar nerds out there…i repeat…DO NOT watch this unless you are a total vintage guitar nerd.

There are 3 segments…
1) intro and basic install of new bridge (
0:00 to 15:52)
2) intonating the new bridge (
15:53 to 22:38)
3) demonstation of what the old original bridge sounded like for comparison (
22:39 to end)

if you want one of these check these bad boys out for yourself click here

Thanks for watching guys

May 17th, 2022

Homeskoolin’ Volume 143 Part 2, “The Freaks That Carry Your Luggage”

00:00 - Music City Bridge Saavy install and testing
04:30 - Giveaway
05:12 - Comment section / Thanks
07:12 - Epiphone "Melody Maker"
08:30 - Playing / Kelly Clarkson show
09:22 - Lesson: Hammering 2nd onto the 3rd while holding root and 5th
10:17 - Favorite chord (F#m7b6)
12:36 - Lesson: Bouncing bass notes to self-mute
13:20 - Touch and Dynamics / Another special "Fuck-Off"

Part two of a two part saga showing the eternal happiness that a Music City Bridge product can bring into a person’s life….musiccitybridge.com

and dig this classic:


May 17th, 2022

Homeskoolin Volume 143 Part 1, “The Freaks That Carry Your Luggage”

00:00 - Music City Bridge Saavy

Part one of a two part saga showing the eternal happiness that a Music City Bridge product can bring into a person’s life.....musiccitybridge.com

and dig this classic:


April 22nd, 2022

Homeskoolin’ Volume 139, Tom Bukovac, “Well How Big Ol’ Boy Was He?”

00:00 - Passionate swirling playing with a flanger
03:09 - Ibanez Flanger (FL-305)
03:30 - Hey friends!
04:00 - Sessions with Ann Wilson and Tom's new song
05:15 - Collaboration is the greatest part of music
07:48 - Creative people
08:50 - '57 Gibson Les Paul Special and Music City Stud Finder bridge
09:15 - Musician Union drop-box idea
10:15 - Music City Stud Finder bridge
11:13 - Randy Newman - I Love LA
13:00 - I Love LA poly chords lesson / Genesis & Tony Banks
14:40 - Bass note with sliding 4ths and little rubs lesson
17:47 - Lynyrd Skynyrd - On the Hunt playing

A brief discussion on using triads over a single pedaling bass note to create "harmonic tension"

There have been many musical giants who have roamed the earth and conquered long before the time we are in now…we must always listen back and learn from those ancestors who learned/wrote and performed music before “the great distraction” took place.

If you are indeed getting something useful out of the thoughts conveyed in these videos, please support your local public television station with an honor system paypal donation at
venmo @Tom-Bukovac-1

December 29th, 2021

Homeskoolin’ Gear Talk, “The Stud Finder”

00:00 - Altered reproduction bridge for intonation

The video title may be a bit misleading…hopefully you’re not too disappointed to find out this video is actually about a guitar bridge……but not just any bridge….the MUSIC CITY STUD FINDER!!!


A replacement bridge designed by Joe Glaser, Nick Drushel, and yours truly that corrects ALL of the many inherent problems that plagued the 1954-1960 Gibson Les Paul Junior models.

Built and designed after decades of total frustration unsuccessfully trying every other replacement bridge on the market…

Homeskoolers…i implore you, if you ever trusted Uncle Larry on ONE THING in this life, let it be this.

Way more than any teaching i have ever done, or any music that i ever made, i feel like THIS invention is my greatest contribution to mankind…and i sleep a little better at night knowing that because of this bridge, i can actually say i left the world in better condition than i originally found it in….haaaaahaaaaa

Thanks for watching the channel folks!

May 28th, 2020

Homeskoolin’ Volume 35, Tom Bukovac, “TV Dinner”

00:00 - Intro jam
03:43 - Greetings Lads
04:14 - '59 Les Paul Jr and Music City Bridge
05:07 - T-shirt and mug update
05:50 - Viewer Comment Bin
06:06 - Endorsements
08:02 - Perfect pitch
10:32 - Ridiculous comments / Sound quality
11:38 - Brotherly advice and cowboy chords
14:38 - C# jam and odd time signatures

A brief discussion on odd time signatures and a look into the sometimes preposterous viewer comment bin.  Homeskoolin' T shirts available at guitarhouse.net if you like the show, PayPal tip jar: tombukovac@gmail.com


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