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Kyle’s Guitar – day 6 – complete

After four coats of High-gloss Tung oil, the guitar is looking good. Time to move on to the installation of the hardware. I measured the output jack, and drilled a … Continue reading

April 5, 2019 · Leave a comment

Kyle’s Guitar – day 4/5

  I cut some more walnut to make a new back panel. I took care to try to match the sap wood on the front half. It won’t be a … Continue reading

March 24, 2019 · Leave a comment

Kyle’s Guitar – day 3

While the back panel was curing, I loaded the front panel into my CNC and started the carve. About 4 hours later it finished. Unfortunately the board was slightly thicker … Continue reading

March 19, 2019 · Leave a comment

Kyle’s Guitar – day 2

Kyle gave me the neck and hardware, that he bought for the guitar, so that I could get exact measurements. Then I drew everything up and did a test carve. … Continue reading

March 9, 2019 · Leave a comment

Kyle’s Guitar – day 1

My friend Kyle recently asked if I would be interested in helping him build a custom guitar. He had some wood from his Grandfather’s farm that had been cut into … Continue reading

March 9, 2019 · Leave a comment

Vicenç’s guitar – day 4,5,6… – complete

Vicenç applied the first coat of finish before he went home the other day. Over the next couple of days, I applied another three coats of Tung oil, sanding the … Continue reading

September 30, 2018 · Leave a comment

Vicenç’s guitar – day three

Before we start shaping the body, I took some time to figure out the wire routing. I drilled a small hole into the tremolo compartment to route a ground wire. … Continue reading

September 23, 2018 · 2 Comments

Vicenç’s guitar – day two

Before we can start carving out this guitar body, I need to finish up my design on the computer and convert everything into vectors that can be imported into my … Continue reading

September 21, 2018 · 1 Comment

Vicenç’s guitar – day one

WOW, it has been a busy summer. I haven’t put up a post in a couple of months. Sorry about that. I have a couple of new projects coming though, … Continue reading

September 14, 2018 · Leave a comment

Kid-Sized Guitar

I have been helping my friend, Hans, to build a guitar for his daughter. He wanted to be very involved with the work, so it took a few months, between … Continue reading

October 11, 2016 · Leave a comment

Guitar headstock inlay

My friend Bill started this project, but immediately ran into problems. He bought some discs with abalone patterns on them, with the intent of inlaying them on guitar headstocks. Unfortunately he … Continue reading

October 9, 2015 · Leave a comment

Reclaimed reverse Firebird – day 2

After the dye had cured on my front and rear panels, I loaded the first board into my Carvewright CNC and started the first panel.  The back side ran just … Continue reading

August 10, 2015 · Leave a comment

Reclaimed reverse Firebird – day 1

My oldest son, Eric, is going back to college in a couple of weeks and he is planning on taking guitar lessons this semester. I offered to build him a … Continue reading

August 9, 2015 · Leave a comment

Baritone rebuild – day 8 complete

The finish is cured, so my last step is to apply a coat of paste wax. I let it set for a few minutes, then I rubbed it off with … Continue reading

August 1, 2015 · 2 Comments

Baritone rebuild – day 7

Bill finally got me the last piece of the project today. He wanted this particular style of input jack. I wish I had this component before I carved the rear. I … Continue reading

July 30, 2015 · Leave a comment

Baritone rebuild – day 6

I talked to Bill about the switch and he didn’t feel like looking for one with a longer neck, so before I put on another coat of oil, I need … Continue reading

July 28, 2015 · 1 Comment

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