Author Archives: steve

About steve

Luthier in the northwest of the Northwest. Classical guitars, custom instruments, repairs and restorations.

Sweeping up around the computer….odds and ends

I have been way too busy at my .5 time day job… too busy to spend enough time on guitars, that’s for sure.  The quarter ends in a week or so.  I’m right in the middle of grading exams.  It’s … Continue reading

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Hauser strung

I finished the Hauser, but before I sent it away I took a few pictures.

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The last Micah post for a while?

Just a couple pictures…you can click em to enlarge.

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Inlaying a rosette made by Micah

Micah made two roses.  He also joined a beautiful spruce top, before he returned to Portland. I set aside the top and one rose, and decided to inlay his second string rose into a multi-colored cedar top.

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Micah’s Rosettes

Micah finished his two rosettes! It is nice to see them done, mostly very well done.  It is also nice to have him in my workshop.  I also manage to get a bit of work done on the Hauser model.  … Continue reading

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More Rosettes

Rosettes … I put together a couple and so did Micah.  He seems to have caught on to my technique.   We both learned a bit.

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Micah in the shop

Micah is working on a guitar in the shop.  A bit at a time. Today he was working on rosettes.

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Carving the neck.

Carved the neck this afternoon. Starting with thickness registration grooves…..

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More Hauser Work

I finished getting the body together a while ago….  Things got busy around the new year, so I haven’t kept the log up to date. The back is on.  The heel cap goes, the heel cap is applied and the … Continue reading

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A few random pictures.

Yeah, I have little to say really.  I thought I’d show carving a heel on the Hauser…. I shaped the heel cap and glued it on carefully.  Then it’s a matter of carving around it. 

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