Discussion in 'The Small Company Luthiers' started by PW214, Jun 3, 2015.
Been fighting that "w" my entire life.
Holy ****, Pete has Mad Cow disease!
Here the last one that leaves the shop for 2017, and it has a unique feature.
The customer asked for a transparent magnetic pickguard, so he's able to sandwich any kind of decorative layer between the top and the pickguard.
That's how it came out:
A couple of details on Mike's Eve. I wanted this to be a personal guitar, so I'm making the control covers his wife and daughters' favorite colors.The middle one will be a pastel blue in a day or two.
And the difference some finish makes on this killer birdseye maple:
Looking lovely, Rich! Can't wait to see the light blue on the back. It's a very sweet personal touch. Also, the finish on the neck brings out so much detail in the bird's eye maple, and really makes those dots pop. Hard to see the belly contour in all that grain, but I am sure it will be a comfy fit. Looking very much forward to receiving her!
Stahman Guitars (aka Nate Wood)
M-tone (aka Matt Proctor)
IVO guitar models for NAMM
Buckeye Burl Top
Just completed, Slamo Cabronita T, aged turquoise with matching real turquoise dots.
I got $50 in lowes gift cards for christmas and just browsed around not finding anything really.... what to do? Build an Esquire style of course!
-Pine 2x6 , slight birdseye maple neck, flame maple fingerboard
2×6 cut to size and ready for the jointer.
-Pine jointed and a close up of the materials.
-Glued and just playing around before I decided for sure on the esquire idea.
- Raw materials for single action truss rod.
We are at about $20 so far .
It may not be the coolest thing I have built....But its fun to not always cut up the expensive stuff and just do something silly. More to come....
This'll be the last build off my bench in 2017. Goin' out with a bang.
Sapele back, sides, neck
Reclaimed Zapatero bridge and FB.
Happy New Year everybody!
Jeffrey Elliott style bridge:
It sure does! Great playing too!
"Snakehead" style build beggining to take shape. I will be testing out different trans white stains from lowes. Trying to get as much of this build off that gift card as possible.
I'm probably still going to use the 6 in line style headstock. Stew mac is blowing out tone pros klusion tuners and they sent me a $15 gift card. The tuners were reduced from $70 to $20.34 with shipping(so $5.34 out of pocket). We are now at $25ish dollars.
I have never built anything this inexpensive before but I am loving the challenge. Trying to be under $100 total with this build. I feel like I would be making the Henry Ford of guitars (Leo) proud.
Isn't it interesting that the basic Tele design is the one most copied as well as probably requested by customers? Apparently Maurice Berlin ( Gibson Pres 1950) commented to Leo Fender something to the affect of "Now you've done it Leo, Anyone with minimal woodworking skills will be able to copy your design" I don't think Mr. berlin imagined that luthiers with extroirdinary skills would ever do so as well, LOL!
Hobo 340 turned out clean and simple-
HB and passive piezo, solid fir body with deluxe fir top and bottom:
Gypsy 342 is the last one this year making the years total of 37-
Douglas fir semi hollow with acrylic painted mahogany top, Ric-like Type12 SC pups, passive piezo = kaaarang:
...and start again.
Happy New Year!
Pete man I would LOVe to have one of those Hobos. Just so cool!
Deven....that emerald burst looks amazing. Got the specs for that? Looking forward to meeting you guys at NAMM!!!