Guitar Tales

Handmade Classical Guitar Tail StripeI have been intending to do this for a long time, but for the last 4 guitars, I used a razor blade and a chisel to inlay the tail stripe on the butt of the guitar. Using a wedge as the tail's decoration on a guitar has two advantages for the luthier. 1) It's easier to get a perfect fit.

The History of Clamping

Classical Guitar Back in Go Bar DeckPeople have been making things out of wood for a very long time. I'm not going to be the person to spend a long time formulating an argument for when it started. I am sure that there are anthropologists out there that have argued it and have promulgated some sketchy theories. 

New Rosette Inlay

Rosette InlayChristmas is a happy time of year for people working at institutions that have holidays, but even happier for folks like me who continue to do what they love. I did have a jolly holiday season, however, I had a part of my bandsaw break and quickly realized that most vendors had the part on back order. In the mean time, I have decided to tackle a long standing issue on my mind: the creation of a unique rosette.