Friday, January 22, 2016


Well the archtop tenor is strung up and plays pretty good. It needs to break in a bit I'm sure but all in all does not sound too bad.. I'll let it sit a bit and fine tune the setup...

Tuesday, January 19, 2016

Fret Work

Not my or many luthiers favourite thing to do, I just don't do it often enough to be that good at it. After watching Charles Fox do it and taking notes I figured I would have a better chance of getting it right.

I decided to try semi-hemispherical fret ends, the result was not the best semi-hemispherical fret end but probably the best I have done for fret work. So I'll take that.

Looking more and more like a guitar...

Wednesday, January 13, 2016

Looking Like a Guitar

Finish is done.. Whew always a bit of a pain, especially if you sand through while polishing... crap!

Oh well all fixed up now.. Finish is a polished Royal Lac hardened shellac..

Ready to fret and attach the neck.