Monday, December 7, 2009

Development of a Burst

Well, the burst is done....I think it is beautiful. Joe White did a fabulous job, and was willing to work through my color vision with me. I cannot wait to get my hands on this.


Thursday, December 3, 2009

WLG Finishing Up!

Well, my first WLG is coming down the pipe to completion as well. Here is totally sealed up, compliments of my friend Joe White at Sunset Guitar Finishing. The koa looks like it is really popping with that dark coco. Though it is destined for a burst, you can see the beauty of the carpathian top...I can't wait to hear this one - or make delivery as I know the recipient is going to LOVE it!

Wednesday, December 2, 2009

2 More Almost Done

These two basses should be totally done within a couple of days, and will be up for sale. I need to finish the wiring, make the knobs, and cut the nuts - thats it!


Wednesday, November 11, 2009

Guitars in the White!

Just got an update from the amazing Tony Ferguson, the new finisher of my electric guitars. These shots are after spraying a couple of coats of clear. After a very short career in guitar finishing, I decided that it just was not feasible for me to continue because my finishes were preventing me from reaching the level in my guitars that I am striving for - so in comes Tony. These are the first two that are done by him, and from now on, will come standard on all orders.


Binding Installed

Well, I got all of the binding and purfling in yesterday, and now we are in the final ugly duckling stage of the game. Just a little scraping and sanding and the box will be done! The flamed koa looks very understated right now, but as soon as we hit it with finish, it will come alive.


Tuesday, November 10, 2009

Binding Channels

Finished the binding channels and bent all of the binding...Ready to finish up the box!


Monday, November 9, 2009

Vine Inlay

Well, I finished the inlay on my brother's WLG. He loves his bling! I don't believe I am particularly good at inlay, and the sapwood/heartwood transition on this brazilian made it nearly impossible to cover my many mistakes...BUT, there is so much going in between the fretboard and the inlay that mistakes are hard to dwell on - and the frets aren't in yet!

So, that is that.

Monday, November 2, 2009

Getting Closer...

Well, I finished some really good work this weekend. I got the neck tenon and mating mortise done for the neck joint - rough carved the neck - inlaid the signature, and bound and slotted the FB. I am moving on to profiling and inlaying the FB, and final assembly on the neck - after I perfect the joint...Then I will bind this thing and finish it. I cannot wait to see it done...


Friday, October 30, 2009

Work on my Brother's WLG

Well, I got the box closed up on this thing last evening. It is always a very exciting step for, as the pieces and parts start to look like a guitar. I was very suprised with the 'thump' response of the closed box - LOUD, LONG, and VIBRANT. I am really excited to hear this thing with strings...ENJOY!

Tuesday, October 27, 2009

Wednesday, October 21, 2009

Bass Work

This is some new wood I got in - salvaged maple with a great many colours and figures. It will be adorning a new smaller body doublecut bass.

Also, there are some pics of the redwood singlecut with soapbar pickups that will heading off to finish at the end of the week. This bass will be up for sale as soon as it is ready, but I do plan to take it to the Musicians Expo with me in March...


Wednesday, October 7, 2009

'Nother "Lectric Done

I just finished this one up...I just have to do final photography...

Monday, October 5, 2009

Bolt-on Progress

I finished roughing out the bolt-on neck joint for Musician's Expo bass (one of). The bolt on is certainly easier, as this bass is moving along incredibly fast. It should be really pretty darn nice.

Monday, September 28, 2009

Musician's Expo Bass Progress


I have decided to attend my first show, the Musician's Expo in Louisville in March. I will be taking my best and newest work, and have grand plans. This bass is the start of those plans. She is a flamed redwood on white walnut (butternut), weighing essentially nothing as far as a bass is concerned (only a couple of punds without hardware). Mad rose FB, with honduran rosewood binding, rock maple neck with wamara rosewood striping...well it is going to be beautiful.

This will also be the first guitar that I will be sending out for a pro finish job - which I believe will push my guitars up several notches.