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Little Details – Guitar Knobs

Do you have a favourite style of control knobs for your guitar?  Maybe it’s just the mad ramblings of a guitar builder, but in my opinion, certain styles are more at home on different guitar models.  Of course it’s never a bad idea to shake things up every now and then!  For example…

El Caminos on the Workbench

Here’s a partial batch of El Camino ’58s having their necks fitted.  From this point on, each neck only fits the body it’s been paired with.

New Headstock Shape For 2014!

I already updated my 6 in-line headstock shape earlier this year, so I decided to add a new 3+3 as well!  These are part of the first batch of necks to sport the new look.  You can expect to see this headstock show up on future El Camino, Mercury and Super Bee models.  The Jupiter will still be […]

Headstocks ready for black veneer

I like to use thin veneer on angled headstocks.  It looks great with just clear coats, and helps with coverage if black paint is the final plan.  It’s a little more work, but you know…

Lunchtime Super Bee Spotting

Mrs. Potvin Guitars and I were out for lunch yesterday when I spotted this beauty across the parking lot.  For the non-muscle car afflicted among you, this an example of the Super Bee that my Super Bee guitars got their name from!

Jupiters in the Paint Booth

These are just a couple of quick pictures to show the first korina Jupiters in the paint booth.  One piece bodies and that classic 50’s korina amber are going to look fantastic on these!

Jupiters ready for paint

Here’s a quick look at some of the first batch of Jupiters before the head out to Protocaster for paint and aging. Visit the Jupiter model page for full specs, photos and video.

Introducing the Potvin Jupiter!

The Potvin Jupiter came about as a result of my love for the holy trinity of Gibson 50’s wackyness: the Flying V, the Explorer and the Moderne. Maybe it’s the retro yet space-age design, or possibly it’s the korina (white limba) from which they’re made… I’m not sure. It’s what lead me to do the […]

Mercury Jr

Here’s a Junior version of the Mercury that features a carved top and a vintage cherry satin finish.  The grain is not filled, but has been highlighted with black.  The un-filled grain has a very organic feel and along with the subtly carved top make this Jr very comfortable to play. This one has a […]