Author Archives: steve
A couple years ago I made a Torres FE 05 out of Movingue which was very successful. The original, labeled in 1857, Sevilla was built with Rio Rosewood. So here’s another FE 05 incarnation, with some beautiful rosewood. Scale length … Continue reading
Here’s a guitar finished earlier this year. I suppose you might say it’s pretty. A few bells and whistles. It is a Romanillos plantilla, but with double sides and back. Rosewood and Euro-Spruce. Powerful and soulful voice. 650 scale length.
A customer brought his guitar in to refresh the finish. So I took some pictures.
I’ve been working on a guitar for a player in nearby Vancouver BC. I make all the parts in my shop. They will start going together pretty quickly.
Batuque was in rough shape when she came in. (See these posts (1) (2) .) Back braces loose, bindings broken, rattled when played. The fix was to remove and replace the back, reglue the braces, new bindings, refresh the finish … Continue reading
I got an email from James Bishop Edwards this morning. Here is what he wrote: Hi Steve, sometimes the morning light hits the guitar and it looks beautiful so I have to take a photo.:)
One of the nice things about french polish shellac is that it can be refreshed. So, after Batuque got it’s back repaired and replaced, I began give it a refreshed finish. It looks pretty good. Not perfect, but it’s not … Continue reading
The loose back braces were the biggest issue and needed to be fixed. Some of the cosmetic issues were really not critical. Although the broken bindings were. Because of the damage to the bindings, I decided to replace them, and … Continue reading