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Mercury carved top video

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.

Custom BMW Mercury Completed

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 […]

Montreal Guitar Show 2012

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 […]

Beamer 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.

Something new in the pickup department

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.

Workshop: Two korina Ranchero Grandes

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’s Pelham Blue ’58 model

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 […]

Super Bee video – Montreal Guitar Show 2011

Brice Delage from 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!

Project ’58 – TV Yellow, Korina… and Gold!

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 […]