"Out of ivory palaces stringed instruments have made Thee glad." Psalm 45: 8

Tuesday, June 19, 2012

Bob Tucker Walnut OM

It's always fun when a customer finds a set of back/sides that speaks to him (or her), and then sends it to us! Bob found this lovely set of Claro walnut and fell in love with it. Next he knew, he was sending it our way, dreaming of the future guitar. On top of that, he fell in love with this highly figured piece of bearclaw Sitka spruce. Well, it seemed appropriate to turn this lovely stash into a deep-body OM, complete with a cutaway.

In these shots, the neck and bridge are pinned on, in preparation for sending to the finisher. The body is in real need of finish sanding, so don't judge the walnut too harshly...it really is beautiful wood. Won't be too long now, Bob!

Sunday, June 10, 2012

New Electric Guitar

To keep things interesting, from time to time we build something different.Here is a guitar requested by our dealer Danny Brevard at Acoustic Pro Musician.
Though not an acoustic, we feel this is  "Pro" grade instrument!
It follows the lines of a Fender Telecaster pretty closely, a shape we love for its simplicity/honesty.
This guitar has a body of Honduran mahogany, with a top piece of quilted maple in a rather rare stair-step pattern.
Neck is curly maple, and the fretboard is bird's-eye maple.
Oh yes, Lollar pickups round out the sound with a coil-splitting 5 way switch.