- 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...
- Oct 2, 2018
Custom Archtop Refinish
I am just finishing up the refinish on my multi-scale archtop design. This guitar will be for sale in November, just in time for an...
- Oct 1, 2018
Larivee Parlor Setup
Back from vacation and have the great little parlor guitar in the shop. Truly a 'parlor' guitar, as it hangs in the family room and gets...