In the studio workshop for repair is a handsome Larrivee L-03. Rosewood back and sides, mahogany neck and a Sitka spruce top. It is an understated design, void of much ornamentation, and it even has a clear pick guard to keep things austere. It has black binding. I really like the look. Its a well crafted guitar. Continue reading larrivee Guitar L-03 Repair and setup
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’86 Yairi Alvarez DY51 cedar top dreadnought
In the studio shop is a handmade Alvarez DY51 sporting a solid cedar top and some beautiful burled mahogany back and sides.
The guitar has a classic Martin Guitar dreadnought shape and its construction mimics Martin’s clean and precise construction. What gives this guitar the distinction it deserves? Continue reading ’86 Yairi Alvarez DY51 cedar top dreadnought
Guild D 40 Acoustic guitar Neck Reset Dilemma
Latest project in the studio’s shop is a very cool Guild D40C sunburst. Looks to be a late 70’s guitar with a busload of character. I have been asked to see if I can lower the very high string action that has developed over the years. I knew pretty much immediately that it was a candidate for the dreaded neck reset. So what are the options? Continue reading Guild D 40 Acoustic guitar Neck Reset Dilemma