Well worth the work

Some serious chisel work again today, with the pickup cavity and the electrical cavity cut. Hole for the one control knob was also successfully drilled. I was really nervous because I had to get the wood down to about 5mm thick for the potentiometer to attach correctly. Flattened the fret board and did the first … More Well worth the work

All the Wood I need

 The wood from Timberline in the UK has arrived. First job will be to flatten any little imperfections. The eight string guitar will have three pieces of 1st choice Maple from the U.S. with two strips of 6mm Wenge….probably from South America, via an unsustainable and thoroughly unethical route!! But it’s O.K. because we are … More All the Wood I need

Lets Build Guitars

OK, and they’re OFF.  Some shots of the first scale drawings of two guitars I am about to build. A six string with a slightly Baroque, fussy outline, I think I am going to call it “The Bug”, and an 8string, 24 fret beast, that I haven’t named yet. They will both be a combination … More Lets Build Guitars