Friday, March 30, 2018

Phil's New Site

Just stumbled across my old mate's, Phil Hare, new website. Lots of interesting stuff- make sure you have a good look!  Just click on the image.

Sunday, March 25, 2018

Archtop in-the-white

Here it is! The archtop fully fettled and playing. By the time you see this it’ll be stripped back down for the finishing process!

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Saturday, March 24, 2018

Carl’s Mandola Completed

Carl came by earlier in the week to pick up his newly completed mandola. After months of email correspondence, it’s always good to meet the player, see their reaction and simply have a good old chat.
Here are a few pictures of the completed mandola; and very nice it is too ;-)

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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!