New Year | New Projects

Since Instagram became a thing for me I have neglected this blog considerably. It’s been about 7 months since my last post and even that post was delayed by some. Since the last post I’ve been featured in Shaper Origins “Shaper Origin in Action” community series which showcases Origin users and their experiences. It was…

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…

I’ve got New Wood!!!

Thank you Jon Clark! He’s got an amazing selection of unique woods and his packing of materials is amazing. Super nice guy as well. Message evolved_insanity on the luthiertalk forums for more info! We have here: Three Super Curly Roasted Maple necks Figured imbuya flat top Figured makore flat top Massive horse chestnut carved top…

Back in Action!

Ok so full speed ahead. Working on three guitar bodies and a wall guitar. Got some nice tiger rosewood from Austin hardwoods, dead straight, super nice figure and quartered. I’d made some templates for the fretboard and neck and decided to give them a try. The first attempt was frustrating. I’d made the mistake of…

Neck Done + First Coat

The back on this bass has such depth. It’s kinda mesmerizing. Anyhow the neck is done and the first coat is applied. I only intend on doing around 3-4 thin coats just for some protection. When it’s finished ill bolt it all up and well hear some first sounds.