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Batuque goes away after a trip to the Guitar Spa

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

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Batuque… more pictures from before restoration

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

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Batuque from 2003

Here is a guitar with a history. It’s been through some emotional and physical trials. It’s nice to have it here in Blaine to be fixed up. Built in 2003, in Bellingham. Brazilian rosewood that I got in the early … Continue reading

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Three Cut-aways – Tops

Two cedar, one spruce. All three tops will be what I call “channel top” construction.

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Bridge weight

Here is what happens to a bridge when it gets shaped prior to being attached to a guitar. It loses weight.

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Feedback from Players

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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A 1960’s Harmony

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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

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Lettre a lettre: a poem/barcarole

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

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Another new guitar – Available now

I have guitars to sell! I have updated the guitars for sale page I added a link to a new cedar and rosewood double top. It’s a student model, so it will be priced to be affordable. I also moved … Continue reading

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UW Summer Guitar Workshop

This Saturday I’ll be going down to University of Washington to present some thoughts to the attendees at the Classical Guitar Intensive Summer Workshop. This should be fun, in slightly terrifying way… 🙂 I get to talk about classical guitars … Continue reading

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