• Progress on Winter 2016 Acoustic Builds

    By Tony on February 9, 2016
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    In between work and play, I’ve been making good progress on a couple of acoustic guitars.  One is an OM model for a friend.  The other is a slightly larger Grand Symphony (GS) sized guitar.  Both have Indian Rosewood back and sides, with Sitka spruce tops. Sitka bracing on both of them. I should have both boxes closed up this […]
  • Broad Reach

    By Tony on November 20, 2015
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  • L-5 Multi-scale Archtop Complete!

    By Tony on October 28, 2015
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    I’m happy to say that last year’s big project is now complete!  I don’t even want to speculate on how many hours went into this archtop guitar.  In building this, I took a couple large leaps of faith.  First was just taking on an archtop build.  Carving the back and top to the gentle contours and variable thicknesses that both […]
  • 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 […]