I spent most of this afternoon learning all the different ways in which bits of ebony can break. Thankfully, the great people at the Totnes school of Guitarmaking had enough maple strips in stock for me to use those.
The second #gurdy back is on after rather a stressful gluing session inside a small, dark shed with candles for light. Now I know a little more about what it must have been like to be a luthier in the Middle Ages.
roopagulati sure! I’ve repaired banjos before, not done a use yet but there’s little technical difference to a guitar
Woah, pinocc.io looks like a dream come true. I can’t wait to start linking musical instruments up to the IoT.
I just released a whole load of my lutherie notes and resources onto the web for all to see. In a profession where free knowledge sharing is by no means the norm, this is a fairly big deal.
Needless to say, I will be building on this heavily, adding more content and refining what I have as I learn more.
It’s a looong time since I last made an animated #GIF.
The boot is full of guitar repairs (courtesy of Teign Music), including one which looks like a terrifying six-eyed guitar monster with scary teeth.
Today I’ve gone from having almost no #gurdy wood to having almost all of my gurdy wood! Some
Plywood for the wheels being cut:
And best of all, a gurdy egg made from all the tape used to package the materials!
I hope that as I continue my #lutherie career the excitement of designing an instrument and ordering the wood never wears off.
Finally got a #gurdy body design I’m happy with. Just spent 30 mins trying to persuade the printer to print it. Finally, success!
Iterating over a #gurdy with sharpies and a TV:
This morning I am brutally murdering approximately 80 ice cream sticks for #lutherie purposes.