Thursday, October 12, 2017

Carving a Lute Rose

I made a short video describing some of the processes used in carving the soundhole ornament on Renaissance and Baroque lutes.

Wednesday, August 16, 2017

Avalon Guitar - Back Removal and Repair

Here's a video documenting the repair of an Avalon guitar with loose braces and extensive soundboard cracking.

Thursday, May 4, 2017

A Tenor Ukulele

I recently made this ukulele.  Sipo body with maple binding, Sapele neck with ebony fretboard, European pearwood bridge (dyed brown), Grover tuning machines, French polished shellac finish over waterbase varnish filler.   It's a simple three fan design, and the side depth is about 3/16" narrower than typical.  It packs a real punch and I'm very pleased with the way it turned out.