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…

Inlay and Fretboard Radius

I hate radiusing fretboards. I’d rather pay someone to do it. LMII’s radiusing service is a joke and just gets you in the ballpark. Still a ways to go. Anyways I did that up to 600 and then applied a light coat of Danish oil and then some wax. I might have to deepens the…

Oooh Shiny!

I sanded the fretboard using 120-220-320-400 grit sandpaper. Teak wood smells great but clogs up the paper like crazy, it also becomes very hot from all the friction. Then I went in with some 0000# steel wool (courtesy of Divya R) and it made the wood verrry smooth. And as an added bonus made it…

Cutting out the Body and Fretboard

I’m posted in Emergency Medicine and today is our changeover day. This gives me some time to get some work done on the guitar before I start an 18 hour shift. I found a woodworking place near campus called Aadhar Woodworking. This place is great, has great staff and is much better equipped than the…

The Goods…

I decided to go with Wenge for the body, Paduk for the Neck and Teak for the fretboard