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4 hours ago

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Among the many things that life is too short for is taking forever and a day to glue on a backstrip. This jig makes it nearly impossible to mess up, and it centers the backstrip every time- no measuring, taping , clamping guide cauls. It takes about 1 minute to glue, clamp and clean up the squeeze out. I leap up into the air and click my heels every time I use it. ... See MoreSee Less

 

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Video, or it didn't happen...

As the lady sez"Ain't nobody got time fo dat!"

1 day ago

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Snakewood bindings! ... See MoreSee Less

Snakewood bindings!Image attachment

 

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very cool

Herptastic Ben...👍

Did you make or buy those? If you bought them where?

Love wood porn. Very nice

There's something slightly creepy about snakewood. Something Boris Karloffy about it. Just me.

Ooooooooo. Sssssssssssnakewood

Wow!!! That looks amazing!!!

wooow. so beautiful

Never managed to source (affordable) snakewood for bindings

,,,,not easy to bend

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5 days ago

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The new build begins: now. Brazilian under Redwood for a Lion. As you can see from the stamp on the redwood board, this wonderful quartersawn plank was sold as ordinary lumber. It somehow managed to sneak by the high- graders, and made it my way via my friend Scott. I think he picked it up 30 years ago, so it will be dry enough to build with by now. ... See MoreSee Less

The new build begins: now. Brazilian under Redwood for a Lion. As you can see from the stamp on the redwood board, this wonderful quartersawn plank was sold as ordinary lumber. It somehow managed to sneak by the high- graders, and made it my way via my friend Scott. I think he picked it up 30 years ago, so it will be dry enough to build with by now.Image attachment

 

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Looks like it’s gonna have Snakewood binding? I’m working on a Snakewood bound guitar right now.

1 week ago

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Here was my austere (meager) display at this weekend’s Vancouver International Guitar Festival.
One guitar, one pick, and my wrinkly road weary sign. However, I had a great time, got to see all my luthier friends, and meet a new future customer or two.
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Here was my austere (meager) display at this weekend’s Vancouver International Guitar Festival.
One guitar, one pick, and my wrinkly road weary sign. However, I had a great time, got to see all my luthier friends, and meet a new future customer or two.

 

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nothing meager about your beautiful guitars

If that’s meager I’ll take it .. send it my way

Im loving it!

It might be meager, but those guitars speak for themselves. They’re gorgeous.

Anything built with a cedar top is worth checking out.

Ha, well it is appropriate. Matches the lonely life of a loner working in his garage secluded from the real world, but underneath it all, lurking just below this pathetic existence is beauty and music and all that is good in the world!

What is the dotted pattern on the piece next to the brochure?

And don't forget 3 business cards, two brochures and some top with an apparent measles infliction.

Oh my, under further scrutiny, I bet that measles top was your neighbor's adding further insult to injury as it appears to be encroaching on your half of the table!!!!

PS, I am bored this morning if you can tell hahahaha

That sign is wrinkled. And the pick needs to move two clicks to the left. 😄

Let's see the back of that badboy, Ben.

It was great to see you, Ben, if only for a brief time. I hope this is the start of more trips up to see us on the Wet Coast.

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2 weeks ago

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I am about to go here- The Vancouver International Guitar Festival in Vancouver BC. It's my first time attending this particular show, and I'm excited to see the famously beautiful Vancouver, and hang out with my luthier friends. And perhaps meet a new customer or five. ... See MoreSee Less

I am about to go here- The Vancouver International Guitar Festival in Vancouver BC. Its my first time attending this particular show, and Im excited to see the famously beautiful Vancouver, and hang out with my luthier friends. And perhaps meet a new customer or five.

 

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Have fun! Should be perfect weather this time of year!

cool - good luck ;)

Have a Nanaimo Bar for me!

If you layover in Seattle, look me up!

Try to get over to Vancouver Island. Which of your guitars will you bring?

See you soon have a safe trip.

It is a beautiful city. Try the Granville market area for food, very crowded on the weekends though. Check out the "steam" clock. Vancouver Island is charming - stayed at The Empress. See the Orcas, something of a rarity around Reno I imagine. If time is short take a seaplane over. Good luck with the guitars.

Are you there yet??? How's she goin?

Have fun Ben...

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