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…

Jormugandr Neck Pocket pt. 1

God this part gives me the most grief. Lining up the neck and the body isn’t easy. First ill use a forstner bit to hog out wood then the router to clean it all up. Next step is a first fitting then time to clean up the sides and then glue the top! Final steps…

Tuning Machine Placement

I always hate this part. I always get a bit panicked when trying to arrange the tuning machines in the best possible way. i think this looks alright. I’m gonna have to get a 9/16 drill bit for this bass too.

Jormugandr’s Headstock

Today I cut jormugandr’s headstock. The bubinga looks stunning. Gonna use the lightly quilted maple with this one instead of redwood like it was planned before. I’m thinking the contrast would look much better.