Hi my name is Carl and I’m a Guitaraholic…I scoff at the idea of having ‘enough’ guitars…is there even such a thing? It like saying is there ever enough cheese on your Nacho’s? ....of course not.
But this is about the woodworking aspect of making guitars…or in my case..lots and lots of guitars.
Many luthiers use C&C machines, and specialized equipment to make their guitars identical….while I can appreciate that…I really like making each one by hand, and trying different things…an extra bevel here…a slope there…an arch top…a figured top….abalone inlay….etc.
So, here are the next few guitars I’m in the process of building… (*There are actually about 10 guitars in various stages…but I’ll stick to just a few here and outline the progress)..
1. Flying V..this one is finished…its modeled after a 67’ Gibson flying V… I looked up the flying V in one of my guitar books, and made some measurements based on the angle of the fins, and sketched out a design,..tweaking it until I was happy..then I cut the fins out of some rough alder stock.. I differed from Gibson in that mine is a Neck thru-body instead of a set neck…and I used a curly maple top….dyed emerald green..
-- When my wife ask's what I have to show for my wood working hobby, I just show her the splinters.