Thursday, April 19, 2018


Some pictures of the finished beveled armrest and after 12 coats of lacquer. Just waiting a couple weeks for it to shrink before finish sanding and buffing. Note there's always that ONE bug what wins the darwin award by landing on the finish......

Sunday, April 8, 2018

Time for finish

Solariego #13 is officially in the "finish" stage. Two coats of epoxy pore filler and more sanding than my fingers would like to remember, and it's ready for shooting lacquer. Here are some pictures, the Waterfall Bubinga is going to be incredible under 12 coats of lacquer.....

Wednesday, March 14, 2018

Massive update on #13

Sorry, I haven't been good about posting updates this year. Too easy to put them on Facebook these days. Here's a bunch of pictures of this years Band Raffle Guitar, Solariego Instruments #13, "Frankie". Will be installing the top and back tonight! Then it's just a matter of binding, beveled armrest, and LOTS of sanding....

I've redesigned the articulated neck joint this year. The retention bolt is now high strength stainless steel and increased to 3/8" diameter. The heel now recesses into the body so there is no longer an unsightly gap. It looks MUCHO better.

Thursday, October 26, 2017

2017/18 AHS Band Raffle Guitar

Construction has begun on this years raffle guitar. Materials: "Waterfall" Bubinga tone woods, Sitka spruce soundboard, Sappelle neck, Curly Koa bindings, Carbon fiber neck and body re-inforcements.

Thursday, December 15, 2016

Saturday, October 15, 2016

Ready for finish...

Construction is finished, will be starting pore filling and lacquer sealing tomorrow.

Thursday, September 29, 2016

Latest progress

Here some pictures of the progress to date. Back braced and finished, sides together, rosette complete.

The body should be assembled by the end of this weekend.