Sawed-out neck with 2-way truss rod + fingerboard.
The fingerboard is glued on.
The raw body has already been sanded.
The pickguard with the electronics.
Shaping of the top ....
... and the routings for the electronics and the f-hole.
The neck is fitted.
Glueing of the bottom.
The neck is glued in and the body + neck are finely sanded .....
... and assembled ready for playing, still without painting.
An elaborate "sparkling blue" paint job.
The masterpiece is finished ......
A customer order for a Rickenbacker-style electric guitar!
The flamed maple with the outlines for body + neck
With sanded surface
The neck is separated from the body.
The body is sawn out and the curves are routed.
Routings for the pickups + bridge.
Here you can see the profile rounding.
Routing for the output socket.
Routing for the neckplate
Neck with slotted fretboard
Starting with the neckprofile
The Strat without finished surface
The noble Locktuners
The body is coloured with blue stain.
....and finally waxed
Completed with the custom fretboard inlays.
A custom strat made from a flamed maple board ....
Year of construction 1936
The Martin Archtop F7 looked like this at the beginning.
The neck is removed
The top is removed
A new flat top was build
The top is glued + varnished
... in sunburst + nitro lacquer
with new "vintage bridge"
Artificial aged finish
to keep the "vintage touch", ...
....the bindings are also colored
A customer wants his Archtop Martin guitar convert into a Flattop Steel-String guitar. Here are the individual steps.
Gibson Guitar with heavy topcrack
The braces are loose
Sketching of the destroyed area
Routing of the damaged area
new braces for the top
Reglueing of the braces
Fitting the part
Glueing the part
Stripping the old finish
The top is ready for the finish
The first layer is a transparent laquer
The sunburst ....
The last layer before polishing
Reglueing of the bridge
A Gibson Acoustic Guitar with a haevy top damage.
The sides are ....
..broken in different small pieces
The cracks are glued and fixed with strong magnets
The sides are stabilized by small spruce braces
The small mahogany pieces are fixed ...
...like a puzzle
The destroyed area is sanded ...
... retouched and ....
.... got a finish
that was a real mess ..... but we could help
A customer wants his classical guitar radical modified. We should install a bevel and very deep cutaway.
This has been one of our heaviest damages, but everything has become fine.
No, that's no distortion in the photo ...
... the frets are really so "weird"
A banjo tuner was used as the 7th additional tuner. Here you can also see the "sloping" nut!
The 7th string tuner from the rear
Also the slot of the bridge has to be modified.
Until recently this "José Lopez Bellido" was a normal 6-string guitar, for many years! However, its owner wanted a 7th lower string added. In order not to have to build a completely new neck, we loosened the old fingerboard. The next step was to make a new, slightly wider fingerboard.... read more →
A sad sight....
....that drives every guitar player into despair ....
The break is fixed with a high-strength epoxy glue.
Then just sanded
and retouched with a special lacquer.
Then the retouching lacquer is sealed with transparent lacquer, sanded and polished.
Then the final assembly and the guitar owner is happy again!
A heavy complete broken neck at an Epiphone Les Paul. Unfortunately, this happens more often, but we can remedy this. After gluing, the neck is usually more stable than before. Meanwhile we have a lot of routine with retouching the break.