Prototype #007-P

I will be keeping this model as a reminder to never rush and to always respect the process and deliberation of guitar building. 

Oenomaus Lives

Always liked the name. Sounded right for this particular sandy-golden colored guitar. Tried to capture the chatoyance in the last pic with some side lighting. Specs:  Body Wood: Carved Espave Neck Wood: Plum Pudding Figured Genuine African Mahogany Fretboard Wood: Macassar Ebony Scale Length: 26.75 in – 25 in | Jescar Fretwire Nickel – Silver…

Neck & Body Carving

Love carving mahogany. Espave smells spicy too when carved. Pickups should be here tomorrow. I’ll have to wait till Wednesday until I get a chance to route and install. After that then everything is just about the final touches before finishing. I’ll be using Odie’s oil, butter and wax for finishing.  On another note I…

The Binding pt. 2

So this was worth the trouble. The binding is seamless and now I have the added benefit of tang-less frets. Sanded up to 2000 to polish this Macassar ebony up, then applied a few coats of odie’s oil super penetrating oil to the board before it receives it’s frets. I’ll give it a coat of…

Bodies & Necks

​A lot of progress has been made. Updates will probably be spaced farther apart compared to previous years,  but at least this time I’m taking the time to use a nice camera. I’m lucky to be here in Vegas. It seems opportunity has found me; Low rent, rentable and super affordable workshop nearby that’s ultra…

Odie’s oil on Imbuya and Limba

The more I use this product , the more I love it. It builds very well and much faster than any other oil besides tru oil which darkens the wood too much. The key is to take your time and to sand only when the oil is completely dry. You’ll know because it becomes chalky…

My Finishing Tips and Tricks using Odie’s Oil & Wax Products

I love a good oil finish and have used many different brands over the past few years. Each product has their own use and application and has pro’s and cons. Im writing this on Odies Oil and Wax. The application process of this oil is very easy and great results can be obtained with very…

My Tips & Tricks on Finishing with Danish Oil/Teak Oil etc..

I’ve noticed that a majority of my blog traffic is from search engine hits linking to the pages where I elaborate on my finishing tips. In this post i’ll share with you my schedule that I use to finish an instrument with any of these Danish oil’s Teak oil etc. Basically any linseed based or…

Neck Carved/Sanded/Finished

Used my microplane rasps while watching pulp fiction. Then carved it freehand while watching serenity. I then sanded to 600 and oiled it lightly while watching Goldfinger. Long ass time but I’ll be damned if it wasn’t worth it. These pictures don’t do the monterillo any justice. So much chatoyance that it’s mesmerizing.

Wax on Wax Off

Originally I wanted to use Briwax but all I had was Trewax. It’s a hard paste wax which imparts a high sheen to the surface of the oiled wood. Prior to wax application I rubbed the surface with the grey #000 scotch brite then with the white #0000 scotch brite. The grey pad should leave…

Teak Oil on Figured Walnut

So I found my bottle of watco teak oil and I decided to apply the initial soak coat of oil. I usually just let the oil pool on top for a bit so it can saturate the wood as much as possible. Then I’ll wipe it off and do the same tomorrow while sanding with…