Custom electric

| August 19, 2018

Hand carved, curly rock maple top cap; shop made, hand wound P-90 pickups; modified Kay Kraft body shape. This was a fun project.

Kay Kraft style mandolin in finish

| August 1, 2018

Smooth shadows.

| March 7, 2017

Custom electric sunburst

| February 8, 2017

Mandolin plates

| January 24, 2017

Rough carved F-5 top and back. Adirondack red spruce and curly rock maple.

Necks in finishing.

| December 6, 2013

Red Beans & Rice’s new cd reviewed!

| April 21, 2011

Check out the write-up we got from Will Gottlieb of the Coastal Journal: If you want to follow his advice at the end of the article, here’s how: Cheers!

Spring come early

| March 3, 2011

Here’s a phone photo of the carving on the neck heel of a baritone ukulele I’m making for my wife.  It’s a dogwood pattern I developed, and I bleached the petals to show them off a little better. Think she’ll like it?  I hope so.

L-27 in Monkeypod sold

| February 8, 2011

Recently finished this guitar and delivered it to its new, happy owner.  This guitar is patterned after a Gibson L-1 from the late 1920s (like one that Robert Johnson is pictured with), and made with South American monkeypod for the back and sides and Sitka spruce for the top.   This is the guitar that goes […]

Hops and Vines

| December 6, 2010

I have just recently finished a bit of heel-carving on a commissioned instrument I’m building. This is my Hop Vine pattern, designed after — you guessed it — my hop garden.