Tuesday, June 30, 2009

Thems lots of repairs, there.

The new stock of Bell's (2nd generation Jazzblasters, Vs, and 1st generation Explorers and Teles) are being forced onto the shelf for a little while while Don gets a ton of repairs done. Just look at the pile! Wish I could help out more, but these guitars are generally old, acoustic, and or valuable and I'm impatient and shaky! That one on the ground is one of two shipped over from Austria. It's valued at about $40,000. There's a sticker on the back of the pups that reads "patent applied for". Obviously it needs a neck!

The Cloud Clone is coming along as is the Gibson eb0 refurbishing. Both were sprayed with clear last night in prep for more sanding (of course) and color.

Wednesday, June 24, 2009

Back to work!

I did some sanding and masking so that after we spray some paint on it I can sand and mask again. Did I mention there's a whole lot of sanding that goes on at the shop? The neck is taped off because I'm not painting it. I don't really like the feel af the painted neck.

Don was working on the Prince Cloud Clone. Getting close!

Friday, June 19, 2009

Man work.

Well, no guitar tales this time. In anticipation of the weather getting super hot, Don and I have completed some overdue tasks. Insulate the attic like a biotch. Finish building out the walls and ceiling in the CAD room. And create new storage spaces above the garage. This has already had a profound effect on the A/C's effectiveness. All of this was done in 3 days and I helped for just one. Now the shop is closer to it's ideal state and the working areas are clear of clutter. Maybe Don will misplace his tools a little less often? Yeah.

Sunday, June 14, 2009

Tele work and eb 0 progress, too.

Cutting the acrylic out for teles and jazzblasters.

The cloud clone's ebony inlay.

Lightbar holes and pockets for the tele.
Jazzblasters on the left, teles on the right.

I got to use lots of dangerous equipment this weekend and didn't lose a digit or scrap a thing. That's a good day!

Wednesday, June 3, 2009

eb 0 report 060309

It's not exciting, but I spent 2 hours hand sanding the eb 0 getting it ready for the sealer. So much sanding. Then I sealed fo the first time. Easy work compared to sanding. Next step is to repair some of the deep wounds with wood filler (there's only 2 tiny parts) then we put the base down for the paint. Oh snap!

Tuesday, June 2, 2009

Rob Hines with Melissa Lawson

Rob Hines is a Bell convert. He plays with 2008 Nashville Star winner Melissa Lawson in this video. This was a free concert in downtown Arlington, Texas.

His model is a Jazzblaster with humbuckers.