The flaw in my argument

A tool is just a tool, right? If it works who cares about the bling? In my last post, citing Bill Frisell’s mismatched Fender Jaguar, I made the argument that a tool doesn’t need to be boutique or look fancy to get the job done. It doesn’t even need matching paint! For anyone who drools…

I have always wanted to…

I have always wanted to make a guitar with a mismatched headstock like the one being played here by the incomparable Bill Frisell. There’s something about this devil-may-care combo that also strikes me as supremely pragmatic. This neck. This body. Do they sound good together? Sure, let’s go with it. Having been off of Instagram…

I know, I know…

I ruined it with relic road wear.   I’m OK with that. 🙂 Seriously though, good relic work is a labor of love. Finish checking, arm wear, and edge chipping are the easy parts. Most people don’t pay attention to the details like the fact that real vintage guitars have a soft sheen to them…