I finally got around to cutting up that cheap student guitar and sticking it onto that black cheesecake pan I've been planning to use for the past year. I need to go back and find a thicker piece of wood to mount inside the pan, though.
I also need to cut off the top two tuner holes and redo the nut for 4 strings. If this works out well, I may try…Continue
Well... Better late than never. I recorded (in 2015) and released (in 2016) these songs without much (any) fanfare.
I love me some canjos, but I had a really tiny cigar box that I thought would be a good candidate for a one-string diatonic build. Used it to try my hand at a shaped headstock - still a lot to learn there - but it came out right purty, and sounds nice!
Red oak neck, poplar fretboard.
Because I had one to hand, I stuck a bottlecap piezo pickup in, so it can be played through an amp. That was mostly for fun though.…Continue
This past weekend was the annual Dallas International Guitar Festival (DIGF). The 3-day event is the largest guitar show in the United States. It attracts attendees from all over the US as well as abroad. It spans many types of instruments, genres, and styles. In addition to dozens of booths selling guitars and gear, there are live performances on 3 different stages throughout the event. It’s somewhat of a paradise for guitar players.…Continue