Time to bust out some pickguards. I'm a fan of black pickguards, what about you?
What, I suppose your shop is all neat and tidy? #luthierguy
Necks done! Next up, bodies. I love roasted maple fretboards, what about you?
Let's see if we can save this blown-out headstock just for fun 😉 Any predictions? #luthierguy
"Sometimes you eat the bar, and sometimes...". #wisdomoflebowski #alwaysmakeextras #luthierguy
It's a small detail I know, but I cut matching headstock "ears" from the waste material each neck was cut from. Or, as Oprah would put it: You get ears. YOU get ears! EVERYBODY GETS EARS! #details #luthierguy ... See more
Knockin' out some angled headstocks. Builders: how do you cut your angles?
The Walter Becker estate auction catalog listed this Potvin Jupiter at $2000-3000, well below the street price if you wanted to order one today. Even without its famous owner that would be a really great deal, although I may be biased 😛 The bidding finished up just under $9000. I was already proud to be involved in a teeny-tiny piece of Mr. Becker/Steely Dans story, but now I'm also glad to see that guitar continue on its journey in new-hands 🙂 ... See more
You can tell I'm fortunate to be very busy when I go radio silent on social media, and man it's been a whirlwind of a summer! Here's a random thing to peruse on a Saturday morning: The late Walter Becker was a HUGE gear collector. Nite Bob was kind enough to arrange for Mrs. Potvin Guitars and me to meet Mr. Becker a few years back when Steely Dan was in town. You'll find a super cool stage-used Potvin Jupiter in the catalog of items for sale. ... See more
Steely Dan cofounder Becker, who died in 2017, left behind hundreds of valuable guitars, amps and gadgets. Julien's Auctions is selling all of it this weekend.
Today is the day you can head down to The Brooklyn Guitar Showcase & Mixer and check out some #Project58 models. Josh did such a fantastic job on the aged finishes, it's killing me not to be there!