Fretboard Intimacy…

I’m not talking about theory, scales, patterns, etc. or the free form tactile response you get from hours of playing on the board. Those are all good and a totally different place than what this post is about. This post is about the connection you have creating a fretboard from scratch. It’s a different perspective... Continue Reading →

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Restrung & Ready To Play!

So after the wood bodied resonator build was complete, I had to turn my attention to some other projects – partially to sort out my thoughts on where to go next with the resonator guitar design, but also to complete a few other builds that had been keeping me awake at night. One in particular... Continue Reading →

Assembly & Set-up Complete!

It's been a long time coming - 7 months hands on and perhaps a year prior of thinking about this project. First impression? Biased of course - it sounds really cool! I spent a few hours over the last couple of days looking it over and playing with my newly constucted wood bodied resonator guitar... Continue Reading →

Wood Bodied Resonator Project Update [Assembly & Set Up Time!]

After many months the wood body resonator with adjustable cone well is ready for assembly and set up! All parts and sub assemblies have been completed and test fit. For the most part they are looking and feeling pretty good - especially for this prototype. I have collected tons of notes for the next iteration... Continue Reading →

I’m in I’m out and I’m gone

"...careful talking to yourself cause you may be listening..." A favorite line from "I'm In I'm Out And I'm Gone" -  "Get Up!" album by Ben Harper and Charlie Musslewhite. Released in January 2013. If you haven't heard this album - you gotta. I don't think there is a bad song on it. Love it... Continue Reading →

Swingin’ – Interchangeable Trapeze Tailpiece [Part 2]

Forming the brass for the trapeze turned out to be much easier than I expected. A couple simple jigs, and adjustment at the vice here and there - and bam! Careful to be patient when cutting the threads for the end adjustment nuts - brass is such a soft metal. Moving on to finding the... Continue Reading →

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