New C.I.T.E.S. regulations come into effect January 2, 2017 that will make the export/import of any rosewood (all 200 species) and/or the import/export of any guitar/musical instrument that has ANY…Continue
So I decided to try something different, and get a kit guitar from a seller online. I chose a Telecaster kit from Cotton Eyed Joe. The kit came with a swamp ash body which has a flame maple veneer…Continue
Found an old mid to late 40's tube am radio & phonograph console at a local flea market this past spring. It was in sad shape. Decades of dust and furniture polish dulled the wood finish. The amp receiver chassis was filthy. The tubes/valves were covered in dust and old tape, the individual tube numbers written on them. One of the 4 wooden knobs had split in half.
After replacing most of the old paper in oil "oozing wax" capacitors and bad resistors and verifying everything else…Continue
A guitar player's quest for the perfect guitar tone is one of many paths or directions. Players and builders will try endless combinations of "tone woods", neck and fretboard materials, body shapes, sizes, construction. We obsess over which pickups to use; where to place them; piezo or magnetic pickup; one, two, three, more?
Forums, chat rooms,…Continue
Spring time is just around the corner and it couldn't come at a better time. This winter has brought our area a mountain of snow...nearly a storm per week since Christmas 2010. While my family spends lots of time outdoors sledding, walking, and more during the year's darkest days, I am quite ready for warmer, longer days.
Of course this means I will be busier than a one armed paper hanger with the crabs...but who can complain? At least I don't have crabs...haaa.