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A Little Rain Can’t Stop Us Despite the rare Southern California thunderstorm we enjoyed this weekend, we did make some progress on the LP build. This week’s focus was on the mahogany, and this board that we picked up from Cherokee really is a beautiful piece of wood. It started as a roughly 10 foot by […]
Out of the Clamps Just a quick update on the maple top. It is out of the clamps and looking great. We’re going to let it sit while we work on other things, just in case it feels the need to wiggle a bit before we mate it to the mahogany base. Weight Reduction Actually […]
Today was field trip day. We spent some quality time this morning at Cherokee Wood Products in Upland, CA looking at hardwoods. Man, Cherokee is a great place, and the guys there took great care of us. Mahogany and Maple Even though they had a lot of great options, we went with traditional mahogany […]
We just started a new guitar build in the studio that we’re really excited about. The plan is to build a Les Paul inspired guitar that takes most of its cues from the 1959 design, and adds some more modern elements as well as a few of our own design preferences. What We’re Building The […]
Today was a very satisfying day with the Fender. I started by putting on a cheap set of temporary strings to get the saddle height set, which went very quickly and required very little additional adjustment beyond the sanding I had already done. With that set, I took the strings back off, and […]