Around Thanksgiving and Christmas time we had a lot of family in town. My cousin Reuben was hanging out at my shop and snapped some awesome photos around the shop. Pretty amazing pictures for a teenager. The guitar is an interesting Alvarez. To reglue the bridge I used a vacuum press instead of clamps because […]
Sometimes people need to smash things. Unfortunately, sometimes that something can be your favorite instrument! My job, to get this rockin’ jazz bass back together for a local friend and musician. Keep it simple and strong, no fancy repair, just bare bones and save this bass to play another gig!
Winter is here, in fact it has been for quite a while here in New York! With that comes many a humidity related problem for all of our beloved guitars. In cold weather, we use heat to keep us nice and toasty. Unfortunately with heat comes dry, dry air or low humidity. Guitars are generally […]
Im currently building 2 koa ukuleles, one small and one not-so-small. The small one is very much like a 40’s Martin soprano. The bigger one has a tenor scale, but the body is between a concert and tenor in size. Illustrated in the pictures are rosettes being cut, installed and glued as well as the […]
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A broken headstock on a Gibson, what a bummer. But not to fear. Unfortunately, it is an all too common injury the instrument suffers. Usually some kind of blunt force trauma results in a crack at the headstock. Depending on the severity of the break, the repair can be done in different ways. The way […]
Richie Padilla, Animal Control extraordinaire of Rockland County, loves his Guild 12-string. He brought it to in to the shop just for me to check it out. And low and behold, some guitars don’t need repair, like Richie’s Guild.
A wonderful soprano uke built in the image of old Martin ukes with a modern twist. This is Dana Snyder’s uke. Dana does many cartoon voices, among them Master Shake on Aqua Teen Hunger Force and Granny on Squidbillies. This was built as a surprise gift from the shows’ creator Dave Willis. Combining traditional instrument building technique with modern […]