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Relined case with ES-330

Relining a Guitar Case

I quite like the new Gibson Custom Shop cases with the yellow lining that come with the newer ES models. It harks back to the cases of the…

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Scalloped Ibanez Jem Fretboard

Scalloping a Jem Fretboard

A regular customer of mine asked me to scallop the last four frets of his Ibanez Jem. Once the scallops were cut and sanded, I sealed the bare…

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Routing for Floyd Rose Locking Nut

Routing for Floyd Rose Locking Nut

I was asked to fit a Floyd Rose locking nut to this Warmoth neck. I was slightly dubious that it would work, especially as Warmoth will not cut…

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Skiffle Cat Jazz Guitar

Skiffle Cat Jazz Guitar Upgrade

I spent just about all of today rewiring this jazz-style guitar. It was made by Skiffle Cat who may well now be defunct? It’s not the greatest guitar…

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Sunburst Epiphone EJ-200 - another left-handed conversion

Sunburst Epiphone EJ-200 – Another left-handed conversion

Another EJ-200 lefty conversion, this one in sunburst. These really are cracking acoustic guitars with bags of tone and volume. This example (sourced from Thomann) has  much better…

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Using Stewmac saddle routing jig on Epiphone EJ 200 left hand conversion

Another Epiphone EJ-200 Left-hand Conversion

Here’s another Epiphone left hand conversion I did recently, this time a natural finish guitar. I invested in a Stewart Macdonald saddle routing jig and yes, one day…

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Hofner Model 4575 65-3

Höfner Model 4575 65-3

This Höfner Model 4575 “65-3” guitar which dates to 1965/66 and I’ve just rewired it as the controls were unreliable. despite a good clean. Alan at Project Guitar…

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Fender USA Deluxe Jazz Bass pickguard

Fender USA Deluxe Jazz Bass tortoiseshell pickguard

I made the Tortoiseshell pickguard for this Fender USA Deluxe Jazz Bass the other day. For some reason, Fender don’t make this bass with a torty ‘guard but…

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USA Stratocaster refret in Sintoms jumbo wire

Last week I refretted this maple board Stratocaster with huge wire – 0.057″ high. I removed the old frets, left the finish intact and laid the new frets…

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Martin OM-18GE Tortis Pickguard

Tortis pickguards for a couple of Martin acoustic guitars

It was my pleasure to make pickguards for two Martin acoustic guitars this week. The pickguards are made from Tortis, invented by John Greven and sold through Luthiers…

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