Custom, hand-built guitars and mandolins, restoration, repair and consignment for collectors and Bluegrass and acoustic musicians by Chris Oliver in Springfield, Illinois.
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The mahogany guitar gets its nut cut and shaped. This processed cow bone gets sawed down into strips and one large enough gets shaped and fitted to the nut slot. The nut will get final shaping and slotting after the … Continue reading
A vintage Martin D-28 gets its old rosewood bridge (probably installed in the 70′s) removed. Also, the mahogany project gets its neck glued on. Dovetail joints take very few clamps to keep a tight joint during the glue-up.
We are still waiting for our newest shipment of river-recovered mahogany to be released at the port. In the mean time, we got a sunburst shot on the archtop restoration and have bound and been pore filling the mahogany project.