March 21st, 2024

Homeskoolin’ Volume 291, Tom Bukovac, “Greenville Blues”

00:00 - Monte Carlo driving into setup video
02:15 - Studfinder didn't fit / 100,000 subscribers
03:20 - Weezer
08:52 - Gibson Les Paul Jr is in tune
10:07 - Nik Drusel and Music City Bridge what guitars will work

Uncle Larry throws a stud finder on a recently acquired 1960 LP Junior....

if you have questions about what bridge to get for your guitar, email Nick at

February 20th, 2024

Homeskoolin’ Volume 283, Tom Bukovac, “Hot Marshall Sundae”

00:00 - SG Rock 'n' Roll tone
01:00 - Old Uncle Larry on Plexi Sunday
02:00 - "Favorite Homeskoolin'?" / "Hate everything I play"
03:00 - Jeff Steele and Scott Bagman
03:45 - Foreigner and "Corporate Rock" formula
04:35 - "Crazy-ass lick" to torture someone
05:00 - Lesson: Pull-off
06:00 - Dio - Holy Diver (demon bleat)
06:45 - Joni Mitchell - Chalk Mark in a Rainstorm (Lakota Indian chant)
07:15 - Hot Rod Lincoln (George Frayne)
08:35 - "What rockstar that died early would you like to see to continue?" / Jimi Hendrix
09:38 - Rush
10:35 - Drummers interested in old guitars? / Greg Morrow and vintage drums
13:30 - What guitar do you want?
14:01 - '68 Marshall Plexi Super Tremolo 100W

Uncle Larry explores the absolute zenith of humankind’s experiments with tube amplification...the late 1960's Marshall Plexi panel....

File this one under "stuff Uncle Larry thinks is really fuckin' cool"...

so we have a lot of new viewers recently and here's the real inside shit folks...for realz.

i NEVER ask anyone to subscribe or "smash that like button"....

if you do indeed learn a lot of stuff from this channel and feel like it is indeed helping you as a player, all i ask is that you just throw a little something in the tip jar...

and where is this tip jar you say???

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

a person could potentially purchase a myriad of Homeskoolin' related merch..including several different extremely comfortable and nice feeling T-shirts and some beautifully constructed coffee mugs for those afflicted with thin lips...i pride myself on having the comfiest t shirts on earth...no scratchy bad fitting horseshit here people.. check it out at

AND....believe it or not....i have a new website people....an actual proper website.

You can see all kinds of weird old photos there, you can also purchase a download of the live concert i did last December if you like.

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:

February 9th, 2024

Homeskoolin’ Volume 276, Tom Bukovac, “How To Be Great At Guitar In 15 Minutes”

00:00 - Rockin'
00:41 - Session Man Rule #1: "Never write a lick you can't play."
01:11 - Pantera and Lamb of God
02:28 - Roll out of bed episodes
03:15 - '58 Gibson Les Paul TV Junior
05:54 - Gibson Doubleneck photo recognition / Historian (Eric Ernest) / Original owner
07:30 - Nick Drushel / Gibson SG break and restoration with CNC
09:04 - Argent - Hold Your Head Up / Organ madness
10:30 - Lesson: Lots of techniques & over the I
11:11 - Listening to the amazing solo
12:44 - Lesson: Guitar part
13:35 - Musicians are better now? [heavy sarcasm alert]
14:25 - "The Panteras"
15:15 - Common thread between listeners / Family playing / Malcolm Young
16:15 - Pickups (PAF, P90, minihumbuckers, etc) / Favorite pickup of all Gretsch Filtertron

Hello friends, several YouTuber friends of mine have recently suggested that I should start experimenting with clickbait video titles and thumbnails to get more views…so I thought “how to be great at guitar in 15 minutes” would REALLY get some people’s attention…even if the video has nothing to do with that

…and then I’m gonna find a picture of some really delicious looking cheesecake to put in the thumbnail…I mean, they HAVE TO click on that right?

November 17th, 2023

Homeskoolin’ Bonus, “Nashville Thursday”

00:00 - '63 Gibson SG Special just bought
00:40 - Music City tailpiece replacement
01:30 - Acoustic guitar repaired
02:55 - Duke Levine in the studio
04:07 - Back in the kitchen playing some nice tunes with the new SG

Three parts for ya in this vid....

1) a nice peek at the LOVELY guitar repair work of my dear old friend Nick Drushel at Glaser Instrument Repair in Nashville…615-298-1139
Nick is a gifted repair man…he uses his boundless creativity and skill to solve any problem I or anyone else can ever come up with.
He loves a challenge and ALWAYS finds a way to make it work in the end...mad respect bro.

2) a quick look at the session I’ve been in the last two days at Curb Studio in Nashville on a Wade Bowen record.
Been having an absolute blast playing with Duke Levine and the rest of that amazing band.
Check out the little call and answer thing between him and I on that intro.
i play the major 7 riff and then he does those bad ass slide down answers... the end result sounds like one big awesome guitar.

3) a little late night Buk jam for all you night owls out there…been fine tuning and tweakin' this old SG after getting it back today from a killer refret by Nick.
Those offset conversion posts he designed to be able to put an ABR-1 on your old Gibson using the original stud holes are gonna be a game changer for everyone when they come out.
Check the music city bridge website people...

May 30th, 2023

Homeskoolin' Volume 222, Tom Bukovac, "Leather Pants In June"

00:00 - Spacey McCartney playing
02:25 - Hello, class! / Scank Amp
03:12 - '69 Les Paul Custom
04:58 - Audio cut out / Merch
05:40 - VCB (Viewer Comment Bin) / Rush
07:00 - String Gauge
07:30 - Lightest and heaviest guitar owned?
08:30 - Flying V
09:59 - Thoughtful for negative folk
11:00 - 1,200 records played on
12:00 - Guthrie record and new name
13:00 - Playing guitar to overcome disadvantage / Just you and the guitar
15:30 - Whammy bar / Danny Gatton
17:00 - Loud playing (Angus Young, Daryl Hall & John Oates)
18:41 - Being in the mix
20:10 - Lesson: Paul McCartney - Ram On (Cmaj7, C6, B, E/B)

Uncle Larry reflects back on a busy day of endless string changing and intonation adjustments. Thanks for watching friends.

May 10th, 2020

Homeskoolin’ Volume 25, Tom Bukovac, “City To City”

00:00 - Baker Street intro
00:42 - Welcome
03:57 - Viewer Comment Bin / Doing your homework?
05:39 - Who are the Greats?
09:20 - Underrated players
12:33 - Magic Man lesson

A brief look at the genius of music of days long gone... t shirts available at guitarhouse.net if you like the show, PayPal tip jar: tombukovac@gmail.com

April 17th, 2020

Homeskoolin’ Volume 9, Tom Bukovac, “Blues & Dank Nugs”

00:00 - Intro jam loop
03:11 - Welcome the lovely day
04:11 - Viewer Comment Bin
04:30 - Talk about gear
05:26 - Billards / gear
06:11 - Love of the 335
08:27 - Replacement stoptail LP Special
10:25 - Sarah Buxton songs
11:21 - Stop gear buying?
12:35 - Hard-ass attitude
13:13 - Trust people / pain
14:08 - T-shirts
15:16 - Marijuana use
17:17 - Two chords lesson

Two chords and a brief chat on weed.

April 15th, 2020

Homeskoolin' Volume 7, Tom Bukovac, "An Old Southern Joke"

00:00 - Intro jam
01:47 - Reader Comments
02:43 - Don't rush things
03:53 - Music store / Southern joke
08:13 - Behind the pocket
09:20 - Role Model?
10:09 - Tom is my kittens
10:57 - Go For It
12:02 - Mean It / No Second Guessing
12:36 - Trivia
14:16 - Play like personalities

More than a joke really....actually an approach to life and music....plus some TRIVIA!! The very first Firebird ever made (no shit, prototype 1962) through a little tiny Gretsch shit box.


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