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Custom gold top Basone guitar

Delivered this Gold-top Beauty a few days ago – a custom-ordered Basone Artist model, single cut-away, carved Maple top finished with REAL gold dust paint blend, semi hollow Mahogany body, high grade Mahogany neck with flame Maple binding, 3 Lollar Pickups. 53 more words

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Martin Simpson at Stefan Sobell's

A BBC video of Martin Simpson talking guitars at Stefan Sobell’s guitar workshop.



I much prefer the English / European sound of the Sobell to the American sound of the PRS. 14 more words

Inspirational Music

Textual likes sweet "super mahogony" guitars

Read the story of this handmade guitar made of a “super mahogany” guitar builders love.

Peter Brown Interview Part 2 Preview

Peter Brown of Loudo Musical Instruments and South Jersey Guitar Repair is finishing up some repair work on an early 1970’s Gibson acoustic here. As mentioned in the part one of my interview with him, the repair work is the bulk of his business right now. 103 more words

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I am so very fortunate to be able to make a meager living doing something I love, creating compelling images of the world around me, and at no time am I so blessed than when I have the opportunity to work with master luthier, … 118 more words


Brian Ison: Hand-Made Guitars

I was rehearsing at Brian Ison’s shop last week, and took this photo of guitars in the process of being built.

The archtop in the foreground will be Brian’s personal guitar. 98 more words


Free Virtual Guitar Builders

Update 5/15:  There is a virtual guitar building contest at http://www.seymourduncan.com/tonefiend/guitar/mini-contest-misadventures-/in-body-building/.  The object of the contest is to “build” the “weirdest/funniest/ugliest” guitar.  I’m entered, but the competition is getting fierce.  224 more words