Friday, April 25, 2014

General work

Just getting stuff done.  I have a mini factory going....about 7 acoustics and a handful of basses.

Monday, April 7, 2014

Nearly There!

Well,  here is another stunning coco small jumbo.  This guitar is headed to a friend in Ohio, and I believe he will be very pleased with it.  As mentioned, the cocobolo is particularly stunning - and it is counterposed with a flamed mahogany neck.  The top is Carpathian spruce, adorned with 0.06" red heart abalone face purfling.

Sunday, March 16, 2014

Banjo work

Yep.  Believe it or not, I am nearly finishing my first banjo....I will keep you posted.

Wednesday, March 12, 2014

New koa 5 string

Well, I finished rough carving of this beauty today.  Can't wait to get it under finish!

Sunday, March 9, 2014


Well, I made a solid effort today to finish up this neck.  Finished fretting and made the bridge.  Now I just have to do final sanding and off to finish.

Because I will join the neck after finish, I have elected to wait until I join the neck to level the frets.

Friday, March 7, 2014

Corey's Vintage GA

This guy was just shipped across the Pacific to a friend in Victoria, AU.  Fundamentally low presence in this guitar, with an incredibly unique aesthetic.

Wednesday, March 5, 2014

Friday, February 28, 2014

Pearl top purfling

This is what it looks like to bind in pearl.  Basically you bind the top purfling as normal, but with HDPE strips in place of the pearl.  The after the glue dries, and you prep the top, peel out the plastic, and crush in the pearl.

Wednesday, February 26, 2014

Comprehensive Binding Effort

Well, I have been working on binding these two guitars.  Both get a full suite, including face purfling.   The spruce is getting a pearl border, hence the use of polyethylene strips.  These will be removed after the glue dries, allowing a channel to insert the pearl strips.

Monday, February 10, 2014

Christian's LR

This guitar is also uniquely striking.  I cannot wait to hear it blaze.

Beautiful koa 5 string signature

Saturday, February 8, 2014

General work

Just working on a number of things.  Some new backs, and a new 5 string Kia bass top.

Wednesday, January 15, 2014

New EIR/ Carpathian GA

Finished this beauty up.  It is absolutely beautiful in its simple elegance.  Seriously one of my favorite guitars to date.

Sunday, January 5, 2014

New coco singlecut bass

I made a big push on this guy this weekend...I am happy with the way it is coming out.  It is a coop build with a student of mine....I gave him a bit of a helping hand so we could finish it up