Author archive for Tony

  • Latest OM Guitar is Complete

    By Tony on December 4, 2014
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    Here’s the latest from the shop. I finished up the OM guitar a few weeks ago.  I had no idea how this guitar would turn out.  I was pretty sure that it would look great, but had no inkling what it would sound like.  The Chechen back and sides were even more stiff than the parlor guitar that also used […]
  • Quick Update on the Acoustic Builds

    By Tony on June 5, 2014
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    I have been woefully negligent in keeping my blog updated on these guitar builds.  Four months since my last post is somewhat embarrassing!  The good news is that I am building and playing in lieu of writing. So for a quick update, all three guitars bodies are complete, the necks for two are built, and one is guitar is fretted […]
  • Acoustic Guitar Build Update

    By Tony on January 30, 2014
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    Time for a big “catch up” post.  Since building the drum sander I’ve been making steady progress on this trio of guitars. First up was putting the radius on the top and back, ensuring that the depth of the body is even side-to-side and the correct depth at tail and heel. The radius dish is your friend. I use a […]
  • DIY Drum Sander

    By Tony on December 29, 2013
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    My folks have gone home after a wonderful visit. Skiing is less than stellar right now.  None of my clients are responding to emails.  So that adds up to shop time! I stepped back from trying to hand thickness the last set of acoustic sides, not to mention the three sets of backs and sound boards, in order to make […]
  • Acoustic Guitar Side Bending

    By Tony on December 2, 2013
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    With a little extra time on my hands over the holiday I decided to jump in to my latest builds. This winter’s project will be three acoustic builds: a Gibson-style 0-28VS Parlor, a Taylor-style GS-Mini, and another OM (probably with a florentine cutaway).  Two, and perhaps all three will be made with this Chechen wood. Here’s a couple of shots […]