Friday night I went to a concert at the Western Front art house in Vancouver. Gyan Riley was playing and it was a total pleasure to see and hear him play for a long set. Gyan’s technique is classical, but … Continue reading
Kyle Khembonjong placed first in the youth division at the Orange County Guitar Festival last weekend. Congratulations Kyle. Here he is holding his certificate and with Manuel Barrueco. These guys can both play guitar pretty well, and it looks like … Continue reading
Two cedar, one spruce. All three tops will be what I call “channel top” construction.
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On the project of cut-aways… http://ganzguitars.com/wp/new-design-for-cut-away/ I am making a batch of 3 of them. All will be negras, with Indian Rosewood back and sides. Two will be 650 scales, one 640. One will be Spruce, the other two Cedar. … Continue reading
Here is what happens to a bridge when it gets shaped prior to being attached to a guitar. It loses weight.
Pedro wants a florentine cut-away. I’ve done another style in the past, so I’m making this design … It has to do a few things; Allow access to the very upper frets without putting the thumb on top of the … Continue reading
I get updates from people who play the guitars I build. Sometimes I reference them here, on the Appreciation page. It’s rewarding when players do that. Sometimes they send me pics of OUR babies… Yes, I build ’em and they … Continue reading
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Well. Here’s a nice looking old guitar. Here’s my analysis… Harmony steel string H162 model?, 000 shape ?, on the inside 2222H162 Requests Assessment Setup Strings Tuners Top is laminate/ply spruce, cracked on outside veneer Back and sides are plywood … Continue reading
This guitar hurts beautiful The tune it plays is gentle: rocking waves upon hull I hold it to my breast the aching wave shivers keel and ribs enclosing heart It makes my sternum hurt right there, above the heart An … Continue reading