Tuesday, December 28, 2010

GC Guitars Update

These are the finishing photos of the next two guitars coming down the pipe. Obviously, they should speak for themselves, but these are going to be sweet when then they are done. I believe the customer is going to be very happy.

Thanks for looking!

Tuesday, December 14, 2010

A couple more

This is a shot of Dave Goodrich's granadillo back. Though he does not want a high gloss finish, and oil/ shellac application really brings out the warmth in this wood. In my humble opinion, it sounds 10 times better than it looks.
Then it occurred to me that the ziricote twins were inhabiting the molds that I need to move forward with Dave's guitar, so they have been getting some attention again as well. I glued up the back on #2, and am working on their tops now.

Goodrich's Bryleigh Series

Well, this is an order to be finished sometime in the summer, but I have been getting a head start because I really just felt like working on it. It is a Bryleigh Series for a close friend, with granadillo back and sides and a carpathian top. I used granadillo for both rosette rings as well, and will be using a mixture of sitka and carpathian for the bracewood.

Monday, December 6, 2010

Pete's Finished Bass

Just a couple quick pictures.

Monday, November 1, 2010

Halloween Weekend

Look at that curly maple. CV tonewoods gave me some seriously special wood for these 2 special guitars that I am building.

I had a clamping war with myself. I won.
The neck joint on Ziegenfuss set necks is a bit complicated. Basically, I key it into the back, as well as the top plate, so that I can get the heavy neck to body carve without giving up too much structural integrity.

Thursday, October 28, 2010

Some recent work

Well, I have a list of things I need to get done and soon, including 2 new builds, 1 refinish, 1 new finish, and 1 repair - then I can get back to relaxed acoustic building. Regardless, here are a couple of pictures of the recent work around the shop.

Wednesday, October 20, 2010

Jung DoubleCut

Well, this bass is a bit of a long time coming, but she is just about done and ready for finish. Enjoy the pictures:

Friday, September 10, 2010

Finally - Back in the Shop

Well, first, I would like to say please visit my full website at ziegenfussguitars.com. Though it links to this site as my blogging page, once I get the full blogging setup going at that site, I plan on transitioning over.

Anyway, here is some recent work in the shop. The first couple pictures are of twin doublecut electrics that are going on consignment to a very special music store. More on that later. Below that, you will see a couple pictures of Pete Jung's Custom Tradition 35" scale 4 string bass. I finished the inlays and just finished the neck bolting scheme last night - so we are pretty close to going to finish. Hopefully very soon.

Also, I would like to let everyone know that Lynn Burke at Blues City Music will be selling guitars for me, and he has two available right now.

Thanks so much!

Thursday, July 8, 2010



I just got back from Montreal, and am trying to catch up on all of my stuff. I have several repairs to do, which I am diligently working through in order to clean out some of the guitars in my house. Once I done with those, I will be able to focus on the projects at hand, including the Feldman OM, the Jung doublecut, and finishing a group bass build for the MIMF forum. Until then, I will show off some pictures of my parents honduran rosewood SJ, which is really looking nice under finish. We had to amber the top a little bit because I had some CA leakage around the rosette (depsite my considerable attempts to prevent such things). This is going to look really nice when it is all gussied up.


Tuesday, June 15, 2010

Almost Ready for Montreal

These are the two 6-string pieces that I will be taking to Montreal. I am still workong on the electronics packages, but other than that, all of the hardware is on. So as soon as I have things soldered up, I will move to set up, then to playing.

The macassar really jumped under finish, and the burst was just executed so well. As a whole, the singlecut is a very congruous piece, every color tone, from the sapelle to the coco to the bursted maple speaks to the rest of the guitar. I could not be happier.


Monday, May 24, 2010

Need I show more?

This guitar is breaking the expectation. This is going to play like a dream, sound like a dream, and of course, look like a dream. IMHO.


Monday, May 17, 2010

The Montreal 6 Strings

Well, here are a couple of shots of the Montreal 6 strings...They are under and initial coat of clear, done by the amazing Tony. The singlecut shows the remnants of some warm brown stain that I had rubbed into the grain before delivering to Tony. He will then take it and burst a honey brown right on top of that to make the top come alive. It will be exciting to see. I will keep you posted.


The Growth of an Inlay

A nice little inlay for my parents SJ.