9/18/2017

The Author: Changes Around Here


You might have noticed the name change of the blog and the business -- along with the color scheme taken from the original source for "my" logo -- an Oahu "The Guitarist" rag from 1941. The business name hasn't really changed: I've been doing business dollar-wise under my own name almost the entire time I've been doing this.

1964 Gibson A-12 Carved-Top Mandolin




1920s Bruno 6-String Banjo-Guitar




1960s Teisco EB-200 Electric Bass Guitar




1920s Unmarked 5-String Resonator Banjo




1990s Sigma SDR-41 Dreadnought Guitar




1880s Buckbee 5-String Fretless Banjo




9/15/2017

Workshop: L&H Mandola & Heads-Up Changes


Isn't that a good sight to see? That's the long-awaited L&H carved-top mandola that's been in the inventory as upcoming. I should have it finished-off tomorrow if I'm not too overwhelmed with Saturday customers. It has a bit of ugly crunch-damage at the tailpiece area, but I think it will shape-up well.

I've been working like mad on an assortment of smaller/non-guitar instruments for customers and customer-consignment this week. This includes the above mandola, a Gibson lump-scroll (A12) mando, various banjos, and other stuff put on long-term repair. I'm making more of a dent now that most of the summertime shows are over! It feels good.

In the near future I will be making some changes to the business and the blog -- including a bit more blending of my work, family life, and musician life. I'm hoping to do a makeover of the blog itself before the new year to freshen it up, too, as by December I will have been doing some sort of repairs-for-money scheme in the instrument world for a decade. I can assure you all that the more you do this kind of work, the better you get!