Author Archives: steve

About steve

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

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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1937 Hauser Top

Here is the 1937 Hauser top plan.  I’m using R. Brune’s plan and notes. This is traditional Spanish style building.  (I’m not sure how this is like Hauser’s method or not.)  The top is braced, then mounted on the solera … Continue reading

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