Back in the shop yesterday and finally built the little fret bender that has been on my to-do list for about a year. Total material cost less than $1.00. It's simpler than other benders I have seen, but still works fine. I will post a materials list and schematic shortly.
Found this one via fastcompany. An interesting and sleek take on a travel guitar by Blackbird Guitars in San Francisco. I like the asymetric placement of the sound hole, with controls hidden in the cavity, very clean.
Increased volume and sustain are the result of a larger body and limited seams made possible through the high tech carbonfiber shell. The neck has a sound hole that connects to the cavity as well!
I made a new pickguard for the DF-1 before handing it over to Jeremy for beta testing. It's a work in progress; a tortoise shell built up by alternating layers of amber and black tinted shellac on chip board. The finished product is pretty nice, with a little bit of unintentional distressing due to over sanding
Found this on BoingBoing this afternoon. The cantar by Mark Frauenfelder, is a simple two string resonating guitar. Besides being really curious about what this thing might sound like, the aesthetic is growing on me. Simple, clean and a bit strange. excellent.
Artist Jeremy Quinn has been Beta testing the Modern Sound's DF-1 Tele for the last couple of weeks. I asked Jeremy to take it for a spin and report back in efforts to improve the quality of the next build. I'm looking forward to publish some notes soon.
Came across this Five Star acoustic the other day, and think it's a pretty handsome guitar. It's a Parlor guitar which means it's a smaller body and shorter scale. I didn't find any information on Five Star, but I am curious.
A few weeks back I came across this Silvertone for sale on ebay. It's really pretty fetching. I really like the Silvertone/Harmony/Danelectro guitars, they're really no-nonsense with the materials, almost industrial. Yet each guitar has a real style, quirky as they may be.
I found this link while digging around for more info. it Has some nice detail pictures, and available models if your in the market. www.vintagesilvertones.com