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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One of the fretboards gets solid silver plate inlaid as faux frets. Once the rest of the frets are installed and the binding is in place, it will be scooped.
Well…. the Old Growth River Recovered Honduras Mahogany body blank did not receive any bids. The minimum bid was reasonable at the cost of the billet with no additional mark up for the labor to turn the billet into a … Continue reading
Instead of simply posting after the fretboards are bound and complete. I thought I would let you in on some of the in-between details you might not have known about. Here I have dyed a couple of the fretboards. What? … Continue reading