I’ve had this wood for a while. I could make it into a nice guitar. It’s not dramatically figured. It is very straight grained, well quartered, which as a luthier, I love. But there is some flame as well.
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Here is a video for lovers of classical guitars. It was made by Antigoni Goni about 4 guitars, each built by Jose Romanillos before his passing. It’s quite a beautiful video, and certainly meaningful to me: I went to Spain … Continue reading
A simple hypnotic tune… Not easy to play flawlessly, but William Bajzek makes it look easy. Besides enjoying classical guitar (and playing celtic flute) William likes to build electronic stuff. I like to build wooden stuff (guitars) and this is … Continue reading
Sometimes I just get out all my sets of rosewood and play with them… Sometimes I’m looking for specific attributes, size, color, figure. Today I pulled every set out and matched some backs and sides. Today I found a set … Continue reading
David Lockington (cello) and Yaniv Attar (guitar) perform Saint-Saëns’ The Swan Guitar as described in the post Cedar and Padauk – a good guitar combo
…Sicilienne. A beautiful, moody and moving piece composed by Henryk (Harry) Freedman. I’ve written about Anna on this blog before. Her website is http://annapietrzak.com/en/anna-pietrzak Performed on a 2016 guitar I built: “El Negrito”.
When I started building in 1970, all tie blocks that I ever saw on classical guitars had 1 hole per string. It dawned on me then that there were other other options. For instance, pegs could hold down the strings, … Continue reading
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Rick moved to nearby Semiahmoo about a year and half ago. Because he’s close by, he sometimes brings friends and family over to my place, where I give free shop tours. My shop is one of the top tourist attractions … Continue reading