jueves, 15 de diciembre de 2011


Almost done with the seven string! Wow! Oh Happy Day! Really I can't believe that this guitar came out so nice. Sometimes you just have to go for it and hope for the best. She sounds very good, and will stay together for quite a few more years. I hope she finds someone to play her and take her out once in awhile. Guitars die from lonelyness. Just bhave to adjust one tuning peg, and find a string for the 7th, Then back to her owner. Just came to the shop a 66 SG, stripped, broken neck, a few not so great repairs done in the past. Photos coming when I have time to start......

domingo, 30 de octubre de 2011

And associates too... Gus playing his new LP type with P90 pickups wound here in the Shop. Sounds Great! Nice Job Gustavo!!!

Finished top bracing of the 7 string.Sometimes I wonder why I was driven to save this guitar. I guess I like doing things the hard way. Potting an old tele pickup.Fender potted it when it was made, but you can see by the bubbles coming out that they didn't do it very long. It spent about an hour in the bath before the bubbles stopped. No more microphonics!! After all that, a break at my favorite outdoor bar, drinking a vermouth. Ahhhh

sábado, 8 de octubre de 2011

Finally, a few minutes to update things. We are a Cultural Organization! Artesans de Fusta i Corda! More photos of members. Tony building a double cutaway LP, laminated linings for David's acoustic, Ander working on his Strat style neck. more coming when I can. Thanks everybody!

lunes, 26 de septiembre de 2011

Getting There

Finally starting to put things together on the 7 string. I put lower 'kite' braces. Although not original, the top is Very thin and needs more support. Also a bridge patch, not original either. This guitar has to resist 7 strings. Custom bent and laminated the missing piece of lining, and the top is now reglued.

miércoles, 21 de septiembre de 2011

Back from vacations, and back to work with the 7 string. Latest updetes, shortend up the sides a little for a better fit for the back and top bindings. And with a soft brush, I was actually able to clean off the paper repair over the lable. More coming soon......Also a photo of Sebastian with his newly finished classical. Nice Job!!!

domingo, 17 de julio de 2011

You can see here what I found when I took off the tap plate. And a photo of it cleaned up. also the back is about ready to get to work. Sure looks alot differnt. Glad epoxy didn't exist back then.

Restoration Time

A real mess in here. Just about cleaned up. First repair is to glue up this split cross brace

martes, 12 de julio de 2011

Matias LP project

I like this sunburst very much. I'll try and get more photos soon.

7 String

First we have to clean up all this mess. Warm water, bristle brush, scraper, and LOTS of pacience!!

jueves, 7 de julio de 2011

And more members with alot of projects happining. We will need more guitar hangers! A few more photos

Restoration Time

Once in awhile someone brings a project. This guitar is a 7 string classical,Brazilian rosewood, around 60 or 80 years old. Has a number of old repairs, and longtimehotstorage problems. I'll try and keep up with this restoration because it's a good example,(I hope), of how to give some more years to a nice guitar

jueves, 12 de mayo de 2011

More Projects

Pablo starting a Flamenca, Micky shading in a restoration of an S-1, and new inlay work by Matias

miércoles, 26 de enero de 2011

Here's some happy luthiers. As you can see, everyone haveing fun! Wait a minute, what's that crazy dog doing in the picture?

Mickey's done with his es style carved top electric. I've never seen a guitar quite like it, jazz archtop, but a great r&r edge. Pickups made here in our shop. Passed all reviews with A++++ ratings!!!!