Saturday, July 30, 2011

Vintage Boxes

Picked up a few vintage cigar boxes, and have been getting them ready.  Have reseated the paper, and lacquered them to seal in everything.  Should make some really cool instruments.  The La Palina is a 1930 box, and will become a Uke with time.  The Harvester is a 1940 box, and will make a nice Guitar or Uke.

New Builds Underway

These are 2 new builds I've been working on for a customer.  We're going all out on these.  The dark one is Black Walnut with a Rosewood Fretboard.  The other is Maple with a Bobinga Fretboard.  The headstock also has Bobinga and Walnut laminated together.  Bone nuts, upgraded vintage tuners, etc.  Stay tuned for more pics in the coming weeks!

Friday, July 22, 2011

Another Guitar shipped out

Just shipped this Black Punch 3 String out.  It has a Maple Neck with Purpleheart Fretboard.  Is a sweet guitar.  Hopefully another Happy Customer !

Saturday, July 16, 2011

Uke with an Attitude

Working on a Uke with an Attitude for a customer.  I'm pushing my envelope a bit on this one.  Upgrading all the hardware, using some exotic woods, etc.

New 3 Stringers Getting Close

Just strung these up today.  Not quite done yet (have a little bridge adjustment to do), but these are looking really nice.  The Wooden Partagas box still opens up.  It has an Oak Neck with Black Walnut Fretboard.  The Black Punch has a Maple Neck with a Purpleheart Fretboard.  I'd like to hold on to one of these for awhile, but my inventory for sale is quite low, so I may be posting these soon for sale on my Artfire and Etsy shops for $210 a piece.

Saturday, July 9, 2011

Cigar Box Uke Headed to Vegas

Was contacted by Sosa Family Cigars to build a Ukulele from a Sosa Cigar Box for the International Premium Cigar Convention next weekend in Vegas. Should finish just in time!   Good times!!

New Partagas 3 String

This 3 String Partagas is nearing completion. Has an Oak Neck with Black Walnut Fretboard. Not sure what the wood is on this, but it has a really nice grain. The rounded edges really make it distinctive. Should have a sound check soon on this one.