Friday Update 6.05.15

Well hello everybody! I’ve just been in here all week doing it to the Rolling Stones’ Exile on Main Street, kind of like some of your parents. Oh now, I know that paints a picture you don’t want to see, but dog-gone-it, it’s got to be the truth for a few of you. And besides, I’ve seen the footage… and let me tell you, it was enthralling.

So much going on – most of you have seen the new site by now, which is actually a collection of a handful of sites of the handful of things that come out of the workshop. All together now, it will be a little easier to manage and a better viewing experience for you looking at it on modern devices. This also effectively consolidates several email addresses into one or two, which makes it easier for me to be quick at getting back with you.

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Here is some of what went on this week – very grateful for the sun, very happy to have long, productive days working with the wood. There is a stack of Fusions and Especiales, a tower of lap steels, Birdsongs and the new Hy5 5-string models all in various stages, making their way through the tool stations and across the benches.

Check out the Hy5 page for pics of what’s happening – the fresh 5.1 and 5.2 single and double pickup models, another based off of the Birdsong Skyrider with a cool 70s boutique look, and some custom model options people have been asking about for years.

Well that’s about it for right now. Today is clean up and communications day so if you have any questions about any of our models or anything I can build for you, definitely give me a call. There are no pushy salesmen here; the most you’ll have to endure is verbose explanation and perhaps some really bad puns. (No, definitely some really bad puns! ~Jamie)

Special thanks again to my wife Jamie for this new site and acting as my translator, for the time being, in this new format. Next week we’re going to talk about some of the history in the jigs, fixtures, and tools in the workshop. Until then, play from the heart and stay tuned!