March 18, 2015

The All Americans

Recently I had a conversation with a friend who is a Wisconsin farmer.  He works his tail off from early Spring to late Fall, then spends his winters in Honduras. He has been working for several years on a project, planting trees, mainly mahogany, on mountainsides in order to restore forests which have been clear cut.  Because the mountainsides are free of trees, erosion and mudslides have become big problems as there is no structure to hold the soil together […]
March 4, 2015

A Whole Bunch of Geetars.

I’ve been keeping my nose to the grindstone, working in the shop and haven’t taken the time to update the blog.  I have a backlog of pictures that I’ve been meaning to get up.  So here are 11 guitars that closed out 2014 and brought in 2015. 1.  A customer asked me to build a very plain Erma, in the style of some of the early Antonio Cerrito built Galiano guitars.  These guitars usually had top binding only, a very […]