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June 15, 2020

Nick Lucas’ Galiano

When you say Nick Lucas in the acoustic guitar world, most people think of the Gibson model that bears his name, the deep bodied flat top that was first issued in 1927, in the shape of an L-1, then an L-00. Few people remember that Nick Lucas was the person that replaced the tenor banjo in 1920’s dance bands with the guitar, or that he had the first solo guitar record that sold a million copies. His 1922 record of […]
August 5, 2018

Making a Case for Making a Case- Revisited

  Guitar cases are an essential commodity for a guitar builder.  Standard size cases can be purchased fairly easily, for a reasonable price.  If you make and instrument that doesn’t fit into a standard case, your options are to have a custom case made, or to retrofit an over sized case.  I have a few models that don’t fit into standard cases and require custom cases.  I’ve had custom cases made by a variety of manufacturers and for one reason […]