#tbt A long time ago, in a galaxy far away, a buzz-cut wearing, soul-patch sporting Mike had the opportunity to spend some quality time with the Holy Grail of 1958 Les Paul Jr doublecuts... and #project58 was born. ... See more
I'm finishing up a batch of Headstock Angle Jigs. Jump on the email list if you want to know when they're ready to ship. http://potvinguitars.com/subscribe/
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TLDR; about a zillion years ago I did a thing. A LOT of you liked it. I'm doing it again, only gooder. #project58 Project '58 is a version of my El Camino model where I fully embrace the dark side of vintigification(tm). These will be super limited. Follow along and be sure to tell your slab 'o' mahogany, single pickup, P90 lovin' friends wouldja? ... See more
I guess I need to make myself a new mini-long(er)board. That's OK, I have a bunch of other inlay ideas 😉
WIll the sanding EVER end?!
I'm waaaay too busy to start work on this yet, but I was remembering an old friend of mine on his birthday today. I pulled this gnarly douglas fir beam out of the burn pile at his cottage recently. This is just one idea I have. What do you think? ... See more
Some days the blades are sharp, your technique is on-point, but the wood won't co-operate. A respected senior luthier once told me that building guitars is mostly about knowing how to hide your mistakes. To that I would add, don't be too quick to throw away those offcuts 😉 ... See more
Choices. The notes about which side faces up are because sometimes #LuthierGuy hasn't had enough coffee.
Saturday afternoon catching up on whatnot in the shop. Whatchoo doin'?
The Potvin Jupiter, at rest. (Photo credit Drew Stawin).