I just wanted to throw up a couple of pictures of the pocket inset locking input jack that comes standard on all of my electrics. It is one of the last details that gets completed before the guitar goes to finish.
Wednesday, January 25, 2012
Well, as some of you know, things have been exceedingly busy at my place in the past several months. My wife and I had a new baby, I have been working on remodeling some rooms, been exceedingly busy during my engineering day job, and on top of that, I have 9 new guitar orders,with new orders coming in at a rate of several per month. That being said, I am trying to stay more disciplined, and have to stay more structured. To date, I built what was 'inspiring' to me when I walked down into my shop. With so many orders, that is simply not fair to many of you who have supported what I do for so long. So, I have developed a scheduling system that I will attempt to hold myself to. In the down time on my focus guitars, I do however, have time to get things started on the new orders.
I also have 3 'students' who are building with me. This sort of frantic timing now is the only way I am going to be able to do this for the rest of my life, which is my goal. So please hang in there with me.
The Feldman OM, Rye GA, Huff Hollowbody, and Pelham Singlecut will be going to finish inside of two weeks, which is VERY EXCITING. At that point, 'all' (and I use that term slightly sarcastically) I need to do is setup. After those guitars are delivered, I will jump headlong into finally finishing the Rye ALS, and then move into the new orders more aggressively.
Here is a batch of new orders, 5 new acoustic backs that are all joined and braced. I need only carve the braces and install the joint liner.
Here I am gluing the liner into Corey's GA. His back is ready, and as soon as I install the soundport, I will be able to join the sides to the back.
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Here are some sequential shots of the development of Mike's singlecut 4 string. It will feature Nordstrand dual coils and a Nordstrand 3 band preamp. You can see how I joing the neck and body plates, and I accomplish my carving. Enjoy!
Wednesday, January 4, 2012
Like I said, I was going to be busy.....
Here is a headplate with MOP Ziegenfuss inlay and MOP outline on red heart abalone wheat inlay for an upcoming special bass.
Monday, January 2, 2012
Well, there is a great deal going on. There have been a large influx of orders recently, and I am busy. Here is a quick update of where things are.
This is Pelly's neck laminate. Cocobolo inside of quartersawn maple.
This is Jake's GA - beautiful guitar with amazing Coco B&S. I will show better pictures soon.