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…

Burl Maple Neck Radiused & Oiled

Figured since this was the last of the pre-radiused stock old just get it over with. The LMII large sanding block works perfectly with the stew mac fret press caul insert. For some reason I had a problem with the 8 in sanding block matching up with the same caul but this works perfectly. I…

Ready for Cutting and Routing

After my haircut I managed to make it to Reta’s Cabinets owned by Rudy Reta. Super nice guy who’s been helping me shave hours off my sanding time with the huge sanding machine you see in the picture. The two giant rolls sand from 80 to 120 so the final product is pretty awesome looking….

Pau Ferro Fingerboards

These are for the burl and walnut 6 string guitars. Both 26 scale radiused to 20in . I had the salesperson at LMII pick out a very dark board for the burl top and had them draw the entire centerline which will make my life easier. I printed out the fretboard design from fretfind2d and…