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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Category Archives: Old Growth
The porch and other obligations have kept me from building the small group of mandolins I started earlier in the year. With IBMA week right around the corner I have decided/gotten permission to quickly complete one F5 before the conference. … Continue reading
Finally. I have a Les Paul body and neck all glued up from the same billet going on eBay. This old growth mahogany was recovered from the Belize River, Belize. It is too bad we do not have pieces large … Continue reading
Hello all, We have been working hard, and most times with futility, to get some reasonable mahogany to market. With setbacks at the milling operation and drying operations, our time frame was blown way out of range. The mahogany logs … Continue reading
A recent storm sent two lighting bolts into our warehouse in Missouri. Here’s is what was salvaged out of 10,000 board feet of bullet tree.