Halloween Horror Story – Rogers Build Saga

If you’ve been following me on Instagram, you’d have read about my struggles with completing my friend Rogers guitar. First I screwed up on the finish and let the build sit for three years because I was so mad, then after painstakingly removing the finish with a scalpel I then proceeded to punch straight through…

“Hazelnut” Serial Build #010

The Shaper Origin is a Game Changer

“The Valiant” Serial Build #009

Finally finished. My “Treat Yo Self” present for matching into my 1st choice fellowship for Hospice and Palliative Medicine. She’s got some fine detail and wiring work to be 100% perfect but she already sounds beautiful. McNelly’s Saint Nick HSP90’S sound incredible and can handle the cleanest of cleans and the dirtiest of dirty. It’s…

Ifrit’s Neck Pocket pt. 1

Not too much going on. I figured I’d map out the neck pocket before I hollow out anything. Ill only be clearing out a 0.24 in pocket because the redwood top is so thick. Once I make the pocket then ill hog out the chambers and try to make it as roomy as possible.

Cavities Routed & Electro socket Jack Installed

The bodywork is done. All that’s left for the body is just sanding through the grits. The electrosocket I bought because it looked cool. Didn’t realize it required a flat surface to mount so I decided to improvise. I used a one inch forstner bit to lightly create a lip for the flange to rest…

Neck T-Nuts Installed

Counter sink using 3/4 in forstner bit. Main hole is 5/16 in. T nuts tapped (hammered) in with a little epoxy for added security. I used the wood river forstner depth stop guide which worked beautifully.