I started this blog to chronicle my guitar-making and thoughts on family history. Each guitar I deliver will be accompanied by a commentary extracted from this blog. I also have a goal to work with my sister and other family members to capture the Mercer family history, particularly as it relates to our ancestors' service in the Civil War and prior pioneering movements.
Tuesday, February 7, 2012
Glued up the mold for the Burns Classical guitar today. This will be used to assemble C's guitar. Tired but it was worth it.
Got a picture of the tuning pegs for L's guitar. These look just like regular cello pegs, but they are geared with a 4:1 gear ratio so tuning is fast and sure and they are very light so they will balance the guitar well. This guitar will have a very traditional overall look, but special features will make it special sound-wise and I want it to have a very responsive touch. I'm kicking around some theme ideas and will chat with L about this.