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 →

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Another Bone To Pick – Interchangeable Trapeze Tailpiece [Part 1]

Changing these blocks out to find the impact on tone/ sustain you are looking for should be as easy as changing strings! Continuing with my interest in the player being able to manipulate their tone, the next exploration on the Wood Bodied Resonator Guitar is the tailpiece. I will be constructing interchangeable blocks of bone,... Continue Reading →

Artist Spotlight: Justin Johnson [19 String Countdown]

It doesn’t take long to go through a few YouTube searches to find a wide variety of acoustic & electric stringed musical instruments skillfully played by Justin Johnson. I found him playing instruments with as many as 19 strings all the way down to 1 string. And he makes them all sing! This research was... Continue Reading →

Are you playing what you are meant to play?

“The way of Zen guitar is to play what you are meant to play, not necessarily what you want to play. Understand the difference. Sometimes the two are the same, sometimes they are not. You must reconcile one with the other or you will not make any progress on the path.” - Philip Toshio Sudo,... Continue Reading →

Artist Spotlight: R.J. Ronquillo

Your going to want to bookmark this post – lots of fun info in this one! From time to time I’m going to highlight an artist that has relevance to the projects I’m working on. Or – just because I like them! I ran into a Top 10 list this week that covered up and... Continue Reading →

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