Monday, March 12, 2018

Making a Tailpiece.

As I was making the tailpiece for Mike’s Standard plus, I thought, "let’s show what’s involved in a wee video!" So for your viewing pleasure……………


Thursday, March 08, 2018

So what’s been happening?

I’ve been working on Mike’s Standard plus; this one has Indian rosewood back and sides and a wonderful Redwood soundboard.  It’s also got a dot and diamond rosette, this time in abalone.  So, I think it’s going to be another looker!
Just started on the purflings..........
The archtop has been strung-up, “in-the-white” and I’m already very pleased with the sounds it’s making! There’ll be some fettling, experimenting with different strings, fitting the pick-up etc, and once I’m 100% happy with it, it’ll be stripped back down and the finish applied.
Hopefully this archtop will be the first of many, particularly as I recently bought this batch of nicely aged European wedges from a fellow luthier!