Here’s the first video of the new carved top version of the Mercury. This video was shot during the 2012 Montreal Guitar Show where the carved tops made their debut.
A while back I made a quick post about a request I had to give my Mercury model the “Beamer treatment” (click here to read it). There are more details and photos below, but to make a long story short, the guitar was completed and handed off at the 2012 Montreal Guitar Show. Mark even […]
I’ll be at the Montreal Guitar Show again this year. If you’re planning to go, please stop by and say hi! I’ll have a selection of guitars as always, but in response to requests from previous years I’ll have several Mercurys with me, including the new carved top versions and at long last… a Mercury […]
I get more requests over the years to do wacky/fun customizations to my Mercury model than you can shake a stick at! This is the start of a custom Mercury that’s getting the “Beamer treatment”. UPDATE: You can read a post and see photos of the completed guitar by clicking here.
Here’s a fun twist on my Ranchero model. Instead of P90s, how about some TV Jones Power’Trons with a P90 footprint? It’ll be a while yet before we hear the results of the Power’Tron/Korina pairing, but I suspect it’s going to be killer. Stay tuned.
A couple of korina Rancheros on the bench. Nice straight grain, even a little flame! They were lightweight to start with, but with the chamber under the pickguard they clock in at 4lbs/3.4lbs.
Adam over at Satellite Amplifiers and I have been threatening to work on a project for each other for a while, but it’s finally coming together. Adam was part of the double cut Les Paul Junior aficionados brain-trust that helped finalize the neck shape on my El Camino ’58 model. He had an idea for a […]
I spoke with Rebecca Dirks and the folks from Premier Guitar while I was at the Montreal Guitar show this summer. Here’s the interview we did.
Brice Delage from LaGuitare.com was at the Montreal Guitar Show and he took the Super Bee for a quick spin in one of the amp rooms. Brice did a fantastic job of showing off the versatility of the three P90s. Thanks Brice!
If you’ve read through the previous Project ’58 blog posts, you know I set aside two of them that were destined to be TV yellow because I wasn’t happy with them. My process for TV yellow is kind of a one shot thing because I apply pigment to the raw wood, and there’s no way to sand […]