Friday, October 20, 2017

Fresh Shipments Just In!

We've been getting caught up this week after the brief closure, due to the local fires, and we weren't able to make any new additions to the Weekly Special, though there is still plenty to see from previous updates.  However, we did recently receive fresh shipments of Crelicam ebony headplates and bridge blanks and we have more of their fingerboards on the way as well, so now would be a good time to place your order!  We've also recently received fresh shipments of Western Red Cedar and Englemann Spruce!

For those who are interested in helping with the Sonoma County wildfire relief efforts, we recommend making donations through The King Ridge Foundation as they are a trustworthy local nonprofit that doesn't skim from the donations to cover overhead:

From Prior Weeks:

For backs and sides, we've added more Indian Rosewood, Curly Claro Walnut, and Bees Wing as well as Quilted Mahogany.  We've also added more Adirondack Spruce tops!

We've got more bright and beautiful Cocobolo, Fiddleback Mahogany & vintage Curly Koa, Figured Maple, and African Padauk back and side sets! 

We've updated our stock of Figured Hormigo, Bocote, and Malaysian Blackwood back and side sets!  

We've posted more Monkey Pod, Osage Orange, and Figured Mahogany back and side sets!  

We've added more Quilted Mahogany, Curly Maple, Macacauba, and Curly Koa, back and side sets!  For tops we've added more European Spruce!

We've added a couple of interesting domestics: Osage Orange, which comes off the saw in a lustrous bright yellow, but browns with age; and we also have one set of White Oak, which you don't see very often as it's hard to dry and process.  The former would seem to produce a tone closer to a rosewood, while the latter, more like a mahogany.

We've added lots of new material to the site this week, including Malaysian Blackwood, Indonesian Rosewood, Fiddleback Mahogany,  Bees Wing Mahogany and Australian Lacewood back and side sets!  For tops we've added more Sinker Redwood

We've posted more Amazon Rosewood, Curly Claro Walnut, Cocobolo, Plum Pudding Mahogany, and Wenge, back and side sets!

Also, we are now offering a fretboard slotting service!  Below is one that we did for a customer that wanted a compound scale length.  Contact us for a price quote!

 We've got some exciting announcements regarding forthcoming additions to our FlexStrong Truss Rod line that will be available this summer!  First, we will be offering two new stock bass lengths and we'll be able to make even longer custom lengths.  

Second, we're going to be offering a stainless steel dual action compression rod for those who want to minimize weight and save a little money.  We think there's nothing else like it on the market!

Finally, we will be offering a wooden sleeve upgrade for any of our FlexStrong truss rods for those that are concerned that the heat shrink tubing that is used on most truss rods has a dampening effect that inhibits the transmission of sonic vibrations through the neck of the instrument.  The wood also completely fills the flat bottom slot leaving no room for rod rattle, especially if glued in by the sleeve, and will be available in maple or mahogany.  

 More from before:

 We've also added access to a couple of references to the site in the way of eBooks from our friend, Nigel Forester.  Check out his books, "Making A Living In Lutherie: From Amateur To Professional" and "The Luthier Blog eBook" here!

 We are now offering our FlexStrong Truss rods with a Spoke Nut as a stock item!  Each rod also includes a custom stainless adjustment tool!  

We've added more Mahogany options to our online store.  We've got blanks for both Electric builders and Archtop builders.  We've also added more neck blank dimension options!  If there are any dimensions that you require that aren't currently on the site, please contact us for pricing and availability!


Grant Taggart & Mike Gutsch

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