In part I and part II, I was working on the bridge and the top. Now that I’ve got the top lower and the bridge higher, I can do the neck reset, knowing that I will be setting it at the correct angle, taking into account the changes I have made. The frets are super […]
Another great guitar has been dropped off. This is the kind of guitar Robert Johnson would have been playing back in the 30s. Lots of work required on it, as it’s 80 years old. Lots of cracks to stabilise. The bridge has really lifted. This straight edge is flat against the fingerboard. If you want […]
Just a few pics of some of the cool guitars I’ve had in for repairs this month: 70′s Gibson Hummingbird needed a brace re-glueing. Another Gretsch Anniversary. I love the colour of this modern Rickenbacker. A 1950′s Martin 000-18. Just a setup required on this one. Taylor 555 12 string bridge reglue. Of course, once […]
I’ve got a couple of new acoustic guitars on the go. This is the top. I’ve just glued the x-brace into it. I carve the braces by hand once they’re glued in. I can’t shape them first, as I make them tall and thin, coming to an almost-point, so I wouldn’t have a surface to […]
The top is Sitka spruce; the back is Bolivian rosewood; the ebony bridge and fingerboard are both bound with high-flame koa. That’s koa on the headstock, too.