What a fantastic night out, watching The Story of the Guitar Heroes in the New Theatre Royal Lincoln. I’ve been struggling for more years than I care to remember to master the Guitar, I could practice for 25 hours a day for the next 200 years and I’ll still not achieve these levels! The playing […]
Ouch! Bet that hurt…. Luckily it’s a clean break, along the grain and the parts fit together well. The veneer on the face of the head has kept it together. The guy taped it back together to keep it in place which is good. If you ever do break something like this it’s always best […]
Rather a nice acoustic, although the owner wasn’t happy with the action height, It was a little high. Unfortunately, as with most acoustics, it isn’t adjustable. The only solution is to physically reduce the height of the bridge. Grinding down the bridge. The Neck also had a little to much of a curve as well […]
Had a quiet week or so but back to work with a rather nice Gretsch Nothing much really wrong with it apart from a bit of buzzing around the 14th fret. Looking closely there were a few slightly high and some worn frets so a fret- dress should sort that out, (the black marks are […]
Why don’t acoustic guitars only have one strap button? I’ve never really thought about it, I guess I don’t play my acoustic very much, and if I do I’m sitting down. I’ve just been asked to fit one as the owner doesn’t like the strap tied off at the end of the neck. The obvious […]
I’ve actually done quite a bit more, I’ve just been too busy to update the blog. The neck and fingerboard are just about done. They’ll need a final bit of sanding and final treating but the shape is there. The top is coming along, I’ve got it to the right thickness and have the sound-hole cut. […]
Had a little spare time this week so I’ve done a little more on the Spanish. I’ve got the fret-board levelled and fret slots cut.
Since its been a little quiet I’ve been able to turn my attention to and on-going long-term project, a custom build Spanish Acoustic. So far I’m probably about half way to getting the neck finished…Keep watching and I’ll let you know how it goes. Next I levelled the fretboard and cut the fret slots. The neck and fingerboard […]