Working Harder or Smarter?

Guitar No. 6It's good to be productive. Some of it is hard work and some of it is ingenuity. By the end of this week I will have a couple of guitar frames hanging in my humidity room ready to get fitted for both their top and back. It's so much faster than I had previously been building guitars, yet my process has changed very little.

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.