Went all retro again...

in #guitarslast month

I had a friend come visit me recently, a friend who's been a good friend since toddlers, which is boggles my mind a bit. At any rate, we he checked out the shop, played some guitars, and this unfinished project seemed to call his name.

It only felt right to give him the guitar. He commissioned one about a decade ago, when I was still figuring a lot of things out, and he still has it. I guess, I'm giving him a loyalty reward of sorts.

The specs are a bit on the standard side, ash body, rosewood fretboard, but there is a couple of twists in there too. Neodymium single coil for the neck pickup, and a mahogany neck are a bit of a departure from a true classic.

As always, thanks for checking out my builds.



That is a beautiful guitar, and I am confident your friend will be deeply touched by your gift. The provenance of each of the parts is a very telling tale, of your bringing life to things that have been discarded, of finding new connections that you have made possible, and thereby brought new beginnings to things were thought over long ago.

Sometimes, simple is best. Everyone loves flash, but it's not always appropriate. It's for those times when smooth sailing needs a bit of accent. Old reliable, pure, clean, and easy to understand, is a far more robust foundation on which even delicate arts can securely rest. Maybe that's what your friend meant when he said it was his kinda thing.


Looks great. A Strat with a mahogany neck should have a slightly different sound. Do you think your climate affects the guitars in the long term? Humidity can age them, but then we may get more variation in temperature.

Does your workshop just run on solar power? What is the setup for that? We recently got panels and a battery that could power the house most of the time. We have a grid connection and that gets used when we charge up the car. I expect you get more sun than us.


Just got back from a trip... but better late than never.

Yes my shop is solar... I have about 18 380watt panels on the roof that feed a bank of 8 200 Amp Hour Batteries. The inverter is 48 volt to 220, and I use a step down transformer for the 110 machines.

It turned out waaaay cheaper than trying to put posts every so many meters and dealing with permits and municipaities.

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