Guitar #14 — a parlor-size model — is now complete. Indian Rosewood back and sides; Adirondack spruce top; mahogany and maple laminated neck; ebony fretboard; 24-inch scale.
Work-in-progress on guitar #14 … All construction completed. Working on the finish now.
Before and after pix of my Shapeoko 2 with the upgraded Z axis mount plate. The smaller plate and reversed motor mounting direction double the range of motion in the Z direction.
Just finished my latest builds … a Telecaster-style electric guitar and a Tweed Champ clone amplifier. The amp was built from a kit from TubeDepot.com. I built the cabinet. TubeDepot supplied all of the electronics and instructions.
Next guitar. Done.
This one is a 00-size with koa back and sides, with a spruce top.
Finished work on violin #1. It turned out nice.
Someday, this will be my first violin.
Late photos of the last guitar I built last year. Bolivian rosewood with a spruce top and mahogany neck.
I received a request to post an audio clip of one of my guitars. Since I have an agreement with the Internet to not post any of my poor guitar playing, here’s a clip by my friend Joey. He is playing my #02 hand-made guitars. This one has a mahogany back and sides, with an englemann spruce top. The audio was recorded on the first take with the built-in microphone on a laptop. Enjoy