After the harp guitars are sanded, they are wiped with denatured alcohol to find any glue spots to sand and to remove any residual dust before the grain filler coat is applied. (Denatured alcohol or methylated spirits is ethanol that has additives to make it poisonous, extremely bad tasting, foul smelling or nauseating – thus the face mask).
This is the final buffed look on the back of one of the new S-12 harp guitars. It is virtually a mirror shine as you can see one of the overhead flourescent lights shining bright and clear on the back …Continue reading →
The harp guitars are now running through the varnish process. 5 coats of polyester + MEKP catalyst get sprayed on and set to cure. Figured redwood on the arch harp guitar is very pleasing to see now that it is …Continue reading →
All finger boards have been radiused, trued to the neck, fretted, have side dots installed, and are now being glued on the harp guitars! The frets have to be pressed in, sanded flush, then bevelled at 30 degrees, then rounded, then polished.
This is my good friend Alden (nealham.com, morganpost.com) behind the camera who is using our shop facility for a film project he is working on. It was great to spend some time with him the week he was here and be able to see …Continue reading →
This is our good friend Bill Dutcher who rocked the house last Thursday in Scottsdale, Az. During our time in Arizona 2012 we were fortunate to be able to meet up with our harp guitar cohorts, and in doing so …Continue reading →
This is no ordinary table, once it is finished, it will have a belt drive shaft driven by an old washing machine motor that will spin the round lasy susan sanding table. 39″ diameter should be big enough to sand …Continue reading →