Well, the first year of having my own shop was a success in many ways. I’ve built 5 guitars (and have 2 more not far behind) and repaired ton’s or instruments. I will be updating the blog more often from here on out, and have a lot of photos to share. Thanks to all of you that have helped make this year a success.
The photos below show the FIRST guitar built in the Easthampton shop. It is a parlor guitar modeled after Martin’s Model 1, the precursor to the O size. It measures 12 3/4″ at the lower bout. It has 12 frets to the body, an Adirondack Spruce top sourced from John Arnold/Ted Davis, East Indian Rosewood back and sides, Ebony fretboard and Bridge, Maple side purfling, Rosewood soundhole surround, 25″ scale, and Grover open back 18:1 tuners.