Sanding, Finishing and Fretwork

So I bought all the fretting tools I’d need from stewmac and realized they have the monopoly on lutherie tools. Aaron sent me some custom pickups and templates to use. Really cool of him to do that. He wound me a set of Elder Gods which I’ve been eager to test out. I’ve fallen in…

Chisel & Ebony

I’ve never constructed a flat, fender style headstock before. For some reason or another I’ve always knocked them and honestly now I don’t know why. I’m able to churn out a neck twice if not three times as fast as one with a scarf joint and theres far less chance for errors along the way….

Proto 7 Progress

Each prototype gives me a chance to try out different techniques in guitar building. At the same time my goal is to minimize the total number of mistakes made in the process.  Here while. Gluing the neck despite a perfect fit to the fretboard,  I removed the drill bits from the fretboard too early after…

Dirt Wizards by the BlackWater Guitar Co. 

Review by Alexander Mylavarapu I’ve found It’s often difficult for people-guitarists in particular- to deliberately venture out of their comfort zone. Not simply to be different or to stand apart from the crowd, but to find that something, that special something, which has the potential to change their musical world both positively and permanently. “Man, I need…

Fanned Fret 6 Prototype

I’ve wanted to make a good fanned fret guitar since my first one attempted almost three years ago. Man has time flew. Anyways with more experience under my belt and some guidance from some of the great  friends and builders I’ve met online, I’ve decided to give this another try.  Aaron Brown from Blackwater guitars…

Full Speed Ahead

Life got real crazy the past two or three months… Anyways I’m back home and am determined to finish Roger and Ganesh’s builds which they have been waiting patiently for. I cut out Roger’s body along with the tops of two of the new guitars. The Macassar ebony and the Koa topped one. I also…