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...