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Beginning the neck

So I mulled things over overnight, and decided: To use a zero fret neck. They just have such fast and easy action, it’s almost a no-brainer. I know some people look down on them, but I just don’t see why, … Continue reading

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Routed off back and sides, gluing up the top on the best guitar ever

  I got the back and sides out of clamps and routed it flush. Looks good. I’m going to let it sit a day befre I start messing with braces. I got out some really nice Spruce from my stock. … Continue reading

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Back glued on best guitar ever

  Sanded/leveled the sides, sanded the back, cut it out, glued it  and clamped it. Progress!   I’ll start gluing some nice braces in tomorrow, maybe start making the spruce top.

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The Best Guitar Ever moves ahead

Today I leveled the edges of the shell and installed the first set of stringers where the top will attach.. I’ve gone on ad nauseam about the benefits to longitudinal rigidity from using steambent stringers, as opposed to the kerfed … Continue reading

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Tail Block is in

  Step by step… tomorrow I’ll do the linings. Looks pretty symmetrical to me, the new forms I am using are helping matters along.

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End block glued in

I trimmed the sides so there will be taper, back to front on the instrument, and then glued in the headblock. The neck will be bolted to this, by and by. No more work on this guitar for today: tomorrow, … Continue reading

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And here we go

Go a lot done today. I bent up the sides for a new guitar — Ovankol, which is related to Rosewood, but is not endangered– and glued up the back. The bending went “OK” but not perfect. Some minor cracking … Continue reading

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Lots of upgrades in the shop… getting ready for my best guitar ever.

So I find I have more time on my hands than I’ve had in decades… as I have joined the millions idled due to COVID and I no longer have a day gig for now. But I spend my mornings … Continue reading

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N95 masks and extra gloves donated… STAT!

The Minnesota Nurse’s Association put out a call for unopened N95 masks and gloves… those poor people are trying to deal with the pandemic without protective gear. I found some unopened in my supply cupboard. It’s nothing… but it’s something. … Continue reading

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Here’s one I finished up a few weeks ago. Thin bodied jazz box with a Stratocaster-style neck.

I have been remiss about posting, not that anybody reads this or anything, but anyways here’s another I built. It’s an acoustic guitar with one passive humbucker pickup, and a bolt on Stratocaster-style neck. You can see the big honking … Continue reading

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