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.

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.