The Freedom Harp made its television debut last Veterans day, Nov. 11th 2014, at the dedication of the new Freedom tree in McEuen park, Coeur d’Alene ID. KREM 2 News covered the event, and featured Dave playing “Battle Hymn of …Continue reading →
This S-12 harp guitar turned out fantastic, and we expect it won’t stay around much longer. We had it displayed in our showroom and are currently auctioning it on eBay (see the listing here). It has the same specs as …Continue reading →
Photographing the instruments for advertising means making sure the lighting, background and camera settings are just right. Tony and David have captured the harp guitar in the camera lens visible in this photo.
Wood can be obtained by a short drive into the north Idaho countryside while equipped with chainsaw and pickup truck. The logs in the forefront were harvested from property belonging to fellow musicians, The Shook Twins. These are black walnut and will make some fine guitar parts. The logs in the background will be chopped and split for firewood to burn in the stove during the long, cold months of winter.
Crafting a piece of work as sophisticated as a guitar headstock requires intricate carving and shaping. You could almost say there is “whittling” involved. Here Tone is paring the wood to get to the perfect shape for the design, almost as a sculptor removes bits of clay to reveal the perfect image. In this case, one slip may move the process back to an earlier construction phase. Or it might mean a band aide is required?
The picture to the left is showing the stash of tone woods at the new Tonedevil Guitar facility in Sandpoint, Idaho. There’s a variety shown here including black walnut, mahogany, Sitka spruce, figured maple, ebony, rosewood, and more. This wood …Continue reading →
The next 3 S-12 harp guitars got the tops and backs glued on, as well as fingerboards and head veneers; the only thing left now is to do final shaping, finishing, glue on the bridge, install tuners and string them up!!