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…

“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…

Gluing the Maple Top & Oil Finish Testing

So I glued the top in halves. One in the morning and the other at night, I cut the shapes out using a coping saw. Maple is surprisingly tough… Anyways I brought out the Tru oil gun stock finish and Japan drier and applied two coats to a freshly sanded offcut from the quilted maple…