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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

Purpleheart & maple bass guitar – day 7 complete

I had a little more time this evening, so I wired up the controls and closed it up.     I added the control knobs and wired it up. Adam … Continue reading

June 24, 2015 · 5 Comments

Purpleheart & maple bass guitar – day 6

I got up bright and early yesterday to put the sixth and final coat of Tung oil onto the guitar body, before I went to work. After each coat, I … Continue reading

June 24, 2015 · Leave a comment

Purpleheart & maple bass guitar – day 5

The dye is dry, so I got up bright and early this morning to get the first coat of finish on. The dye is water based, so the grain got … Continue reading

June 21, 2015 · Leave a comment

Purpleheart & maple bass guitar – day 4

I intend to make a lot of saw dust today, so I moved my small work bench outside and clamped my guitar body to it. I put a 40 grit … Continue reading

June 21, 2015 · 13 Comments

Purpleheart & maple bass guitar – day 3

Today I am working on the back panel. Since I try to learn new techniques with every project, I am going to attempt to re-use the piece that I cut … Continue reading

June 19, 2015 · Leave a comment

Purpleheart & maple bass guitar – day 2

My last couple of weekends have been busy with graduations, so I haven’t been able to work on the bass guitar at all. I decided to blow off work today … Continue reading

June 18, 2015 · Leave a comment

Purpleheart & maple bass guitar – day 1

My friend Rick gave me a bass guitar neck. Now that I have the neck, I have to build a body to go with it… I did some searching on … Continue reading

June 11, 2015 · Leave a comment

Another 72 thinline telecaster – day 3

I was getting ready to glue up the two halves of the guitar when I noticed a small problem. The pilot holes for the neck screws were off on the … Continue reading

February 5, 2015 · Leave a comment

Another 72 thinline telecaster – day 2

  The second half finished its run in the carver. I flipped it over and cut away the tabs. With both halves freed up, I assembled them in a dry-fit … Continue reading

February 4, 2015 · Leave a comment

Another 72 thinline telecaster – day 1

I built a 72 thinline telecaster a few months back, and I have had a request for another one. The first one was made for a friend of mine and … Continue reading

February 2, 2015 · 1 Comment

72 thinline telecaster guitar carve – day 3

The glue has dried, so I pulled the clamps. I set the larger spindle up in the spindle sander and sanded all of the larger curves. I stepped sown to … Continue reading

August 25, 2014 · Leave a comment

72 thinline telecaster guitar carve – day 2

Spent the day packing my oldest up and taking him back to college. I did squeeze in a bit of time to get back to the guitar body, that I … Continue reading

August 24, 2014 · Leave a comment

72 thinline telecaster guitar carve

I had a request for another guitar body. This one is a little different from the solid body guitars that I have built before.  This guitar body is modeled after … Continue reading

August 11, 2014 · 1 Comment

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