Journal


Keep an eye out for new entries each month. I'll also be adding to the backlog of old posts using content from prior blog posts and other sources.

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May 2022 Update

Pickups, Amps, Tools, ToneShed Update, New Sticker, and more!

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Custom Pickup for Christian Allen Luthiery

Step-by-step building a strange pickup for my friend.

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New Website for 2022

It's been a long time, cousin.

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Manifesto of an Electric Guitar Builder

OR: “This Is How We Do It” - Montell Jordan, 1995

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The Handmade Question

OR: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the CNC

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Reconnecting With Inspiration

OR: Guitar Buildin' 2: Electric Boogaloo

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The Golden Age Of Lutherie

OR: My Golden Age Of Confusion

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Milkman 5W Half Pint Head with Mather Cab in Walnut

A new hardwood amp handwired in San Francisco?

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1999 Taylor/Klein Imbuia AB-2 Acoustic Bass Guitar

My dream acoustic bass.

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1976 Mesa Boogie Mark I Combo - Factory Upgraded Simul-class DRG

Exceptionally Rare Factory Mark I DRG Conversion

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Mesa Boogie Mark IIB Coliseum Padauk Hardwood & Wicker Big Brother

85 pounds, 180 watts, 15 inches.

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1994 Mesa Boogie Imbuia & Wicker Half-Back Speaker Cab

Very clean imbuia cab with an Electro-Voice EVM-12L speaker.

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Coilton the Accuwinder CW-11B Coil Winding Machine

Realy awesome eBay-find pickup winder.

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1990 Boire Warwick Dolphin Pro I Bass

No-compromise early Warwick Dolphin Pro I with all the best features.

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Mesa Boogie Imbuia Hardwood & Wicker Thiele Ported Compact Cab

Very clean imbuia cab with an Electro-Voice EVM-12L speaker.

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Mesa Boogie Mark IIC+ Simul-Class, GEQ, Hardwood Medium Head

The holy graile Boogie in an very rare hardwood headshell.

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Mesa Boogie Lone Star Special Tasmanian Blackwood Hardwood Combo

Uncommon oversized 1x12" Tasmanian Blackwood Cabinet

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Mesa Boogie Mark III/IIC+ Red Stripe Head, Simul-Class, GEQ

Factory upgraded DRG Mark III.

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1981 Imbuia Hardwood & Wicker Mesa Boogie Mark IIB Combo Amp

Another beautiful Boogie found in the Bay Area.

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Mesa Boogie Padauk Hardwood & Wicker Thiele Ported Cab Set

What an amazing pair to find.

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1993 Imbuia Hardwood & Wicker Mesa Boogie Mark IV Compact Combo

This beautiful Mark IV was my first Boogie.

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SF3co: Eco Friendly Guitar

Project goals and full material breakdown.