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Hand selecting fine wood is the way we begin the process of building a custom instrument. We work with several suppliers of both exotic and domestic lumber.

The picture you see at right is a plank of African Mahogany that has been planed and jointed in preparation for becoming a body.

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Next, the wood is formed by using a variety of hand tools to achieve the body blank.

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After the body blank is formed, cavities are routed for the neck and the electronics.

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After the cavities have been added, we apply our own proprietary solution of transparent dye to enhance the natural grain of the wood.

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After the dye has dried, we apply  light coats of nitrocellulose sealer to lock in the color, followed by nitrocellulose lacquer to give it a rich finish. People who know about vintage guitars agree that this is the finish of choice for fine instruments. We often buff the final product to a very high gloss, and we often install set necks. This guitar, however, was constructed to have a bolt-on neck and has been sprayed with a rich satin finish.

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We hope you would agree that the final product is a beautiful instrument well worth the investment. And believe me when I say, this baby will rock the house!

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