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Aug 02
  • 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 ......

Rickenbacker-style electric guitar

A customer order for a Rickenbacker-style electric guitar!
Jul 29
  • 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.

  • Shaped armrest.

  • Routings for the pickups + bridge.

  • Here you can see the profile rounding.

  • Routing for the output socket.

  • Neckpocket

  • Routing for the neckplate

  • Neck with slotted fretboard

  • Starting with the neckprofile

  • scalloped fretboard

  • The Strat without finished surface

  • The noble Locktuners

  • Custom neckplate

  • The body is coloured with blue stain.

  • ....and finally waxed

  • Completed with the custom fretboard inlays.

From wooden planks to high-end electric guitar

A custom strat made from a flamed maple board ....
Feb 09
  • Year of construction 1936

  • The Martin Archtop F7 looked like this at the beginning.

  • The neck is removed

  • The top is removed

  • Inside ...

  • 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

From Jazz Guitar to Steelstring

A customer wants his Archtop Martin guitar convert into a Flattop Steel-String guitar. Here are the individual steps.
Feb 09
  • 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

  • Looks fine

Heavy damaged Top

A Gibson Acoustic Guitar with a haevy top damage.
Sep 24
  • 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

Destroyed Sides of a Martin Guitar

that was a real mess ..... but we could help
Sep 24
Sep 17
Sep 16
  • 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.

Classic guitar conversion with “fanned frets”

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 →
May 25
  • 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!

Epiphone with brocken neck

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.