This severed headstock sits in the top of my super dusty tool chest as a reminder from years ago. The neck it was attached to met with some kind of disaster, I don't recall exactly what. I could have made what would have been an obvious repair to it, but instead, I ran it through the bandsaw. Every one of my guitars out in the wild is like my resume, and to me, it would be more expensive to my reputation to have a less-than-my-best guitar floating around out there than the dollar cost of trashing it. It's a shame too because that's a jett black ebony headplate and real MOP inlay. Ouch! What's the most painful guitar building mistake you've made? #luthierguy ... See more
Check out these lefty/righty Teles Allen made from his son's old skateboard decks! -- "Hello Mike, I used your Telecaster template to build a mirror matched set of guitars for my son and I. He is an accomplished skater and lives for it. I used 33 of his old decks. Your template set was perfect. Thanks for the great product. I’ll be back for my next project." ... See more
I've got Steve Miller Band stuck in my head and this SuperBee is the closest I come to making a Strat! I'm not a Strat guy, but I do love the deep contours on this one 😉 #straturday?
This rig makes one of my least favourite tasks smooth like butta'. I have a separate support piece shaped to fit each of my models. #Project58 rolls on...
#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
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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