- May 9, 2022
Thinline T-Style Complete
I've been finishing up a few guitars this spring, including this Thinline Tele-Style electric. My first of this style and certainly not...
- Nov 23, 2020
My latest 00 is getting a nice white pearl rosette with black/white/black accent bands. I only use wood strips instead of the plastic...
- Jun 10, 2019
Attaching the necks
A productive time in the shop this weekend. The primary goal was to get the the necks attached on these two guitars, and to get them...
- Apr 17, 2019
Bubinga Parlor Getting Close
I'm just starting the finish work on this 12-fret parlor. Starting with pore filling and final shaping of the neck. I'm getting excited...
- Feb 13, 2019
Picked up a new jig for doing slotted headstocks. Time to toss my old DIY jig in the junk pile. This new LMII jig does a fantastic job....
- Dec 7, 2018
Getting rolling on bracing three new tops. I've been using Engleman spruce bracing for the past few years and really like it. It's easy...
- Nov 28, 2018
Rosettes and Backs
I had the rosette production line going over the Thanksgiving break. Engleman top with herringbone rosette, Sitka top with simple double...
- Nov 8, 2018
D'Addario Half Rounds
The archtop got a set of D'Addario Half Round Jazz Lights. These strings match the guitar perfectly in both sound and look.
- Oct 31, 2018
2019 Winter Builds
As the days get short and the temperatures drop in Montana, I spend more time in the shop. Winters are when I get most of my building...
- Jun 7, 2018
Baritone Uke Update
I've made great progress on the baritone uke lately. The neck is now attached with hide glue and the fretboard is loaded with frets. I...