Monday, May 31, 2010

Haters Love Us (or) Opinions Are Like A-Holes...

Here are some fun posts by some folks who are opposed to our style of guitar.

From a Fender Bulletin:

Ah HA! That is what it reminds me of! The light up neon guitar clock in this room that I bought for $19 at the local drug store! thanks. Not very fond of the tonal quality of plexi-glass.

A plexi guitar that looks like it should be hooked up to a video game. Then somebody has the nerve to tack on a three grand price tag. They are on some serious drugs at Bell Guitars. No thanks I got better things to do with three large.

I'm sure there are some more slam posts out there and as they surface, I'll likely post them. It'll be fun to look back at them while I'm waiting for the Lamborghini to get painted on my private island.

We get all kinds of comments, but the people who have actually played one all seem to have good things to say.

It's great that these guitars are so polarizing.

Wednesday, May 26, 2010

Fire Damage / Wasp Control

There's D. He's doing some sanding on a Les Paul that was in a fire. Hey, what's going on with all of this fire? Let's be more careful out there, OK!?

Sometimes binding refuses to bind. It is at that point it needs to be bound with a binding agent.

A message to all you harmful pests: "Don't bring it to the shop!"

Now let's enjoy our traditional post-kill snack. The mosquitos were eating my legs at this point.

Here's Andy's Bell Custom 7 string that was in a fire. It's about to be sanded down and made smoothie smooth. Repairs have been done to the headstock. See.

This Gibby is Jamie Ice's. It needs some love. Can Don get it done?


Monday, May 17, 2010

eb0 Refurb is Done!

It's been a while since I last posted about the 69 Gibson eb0 I've been refurbishing. Here is the final product. I kept the original tuners, humbucker, and electronics. I also left the back of the neck unpainted because I like the way it feels. Don made me a tortoise shell pickguard, too, but the original is pictured here. New bridge, knobs, frets and paint detail. It felt like it was going to fall apart every time I played it before. Now it's solid as a rock. Thanks for your help, Don.

Saturday, May 15, 2010

Thursday, May 13, 2010

Premier Guitar

We are on the front page of the Premier Guitar web site. At least for a little bit. Check out the Premier Guitar site if you haven't. It's chock full o' stuff.

To the shop!

I went to see Don at ye olde guitar shoppe last night. We discussed players, lovers, religion, television and working out. He gave me some lessons on soloing technique and gave me homework, too.

We are almost sold out completely of the stock we just built. I think there is one guitar left out of the latest batch of 6. So, it's on to building the necks for the bodies we do have. 6 JazzBlasters and 3 ToneBlasters. I'd say we are likely 6 weeks away from having them available.

The Tonar model and a JazzBlaster style bass are on deck.

No photos for you as my old school Nokia phone cam isn't playing nice with the mac today. One day I'll have one of those smart phone/max ipads and then you'll all be in big trouble.

Tuesday, May 11, 2010

BCG Press Release...

is on HC page. Now check it.

New Videos

We have some new videos up on our You Tube page. Some from the shop and some from the GRO show last month. Enjoy!

Monday, May 10, 2010

BAB photo right here...

Don't cross the 'tross.

Thursday, May 6, 2010

New Guitars, Site...

New guitars in stock! New look to the site. You. Go. Look now.

Monday, May 3, 2010

What Am I Doing?

I'm updating the website. It's gonna be better than the last version.