Wrapping up this batch of necks for #Project58. Headstock shaping, truss rod filler strip, side dots, final neck shaping. Next up: frets and a whole lotta' sanding. Yay?
Saturday Morning Pop Quiz! Should a doublecut version of this model become a thing? Photoshop magic on the left / real-deal on the right. Which would you pick?
Black headstock veneers. Stops the headstock ear glue lines from telegraphing through the paint, makes life easier when shooting the headstocks black. #Project58 #details
About 10 years ago I was tinkering with this design in the Potvin Guitars Skunkworks. My buddy Daddy Mojo Stringed Instruments spotted this one recently at Spaceman Music Ottawa. I keep thinking I need to revisit this shape... yes? #tbt ... See more
More fiddly bits. Adding headstock "ears" to some necks for #Project58. One down...
Neck prep is rolling along for #Project58. Truss rod slots > headstock angles (testing my newly re-designed jig) > rough cut on the bandsaw.
After a whole lotta' drilling and sanding (and sanding, and...) these #project58 bodies are done! Most of this batch will be finished in aged TV Yellow. Any TV Yellow fans out there?
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?