Tuesday, October 28, 2014

Checking break angle

Here the neck is in place (for position only) to check the break angle. This the angle the string breaks across the bridge. This gives me an idea how much downward pressure there is on the top. The sweet spot is in dialed in on this guitar "Chickadee" as the commissioner calls it. This is going to be a cool guitar.

Monday, October 20, 2014

Guitarlington 2014 Great Show

The show went very well. Saw old friends and made new friends. Looking forward to next year with bigger and better plans.

Tuesday, October 14, 2014

Headstock for Chickadee

The headstock is taking shape, gold grover keystone tuners, mop inlay on the name, cocobola vereer, brass nut and a temp truss rod cover. final design is pending.

Friday, October 10, 2014

Fitting the neck to the body

The mortise is cut for the tenon on the neck. Fitting the neck is the next item on the list. The neck is placed for fitting, sanding and filing are the tools used in this procedure.

Thursday, October 9, 2014

Hand cut the mortise for the Chickadee Guitar

Note the fancy jig (Joking) Hand cut the mortise for the Chickadee Guitar.
It timed it and the process took 30 min. Once there was an image of Jimmie D'Aquisto do this. What no router, no template hmm may as well try it.

Saturday, October 4, 2014

Falk Guitars and Mandolins
Taking orders for the FG -L5  
For the month of October, 2014 place an order for the FG - L5 and pay only $5000.00
     Deposit required with order
Select woods - all solid  Maple back, rims and neck, Spruce tops
Hand carved
Multiply bindings 
Split block MOP inlay on ebony fingerboards
Bone nut
25.5" scale
Choice of Acoustic, floating pickup, or K&K internal transducer (Preamps and DIs available if desired)
Nitrocellulose Finish or French Polish

Falk Guitars & Mandolins 
POB 7732 
Amarillo, Tx 79114

816-678-FALK (3255)


Investment grade instruments available

Thursday, October 2, 2014

Completed Solid Mahogany Bass. The client approval is pending but she is ready to go.
Very much like a Fender Jazz Bass but it is not. Fine piece of work, Great pickups and great neck.
Sought after for its tone.
Solid Mahogany Bass in for repair- The job remove the fret buzz.
 Tape indicates where the work is needed. In this case frets 12-20
Numbers tell me the fret height to gave an idea how much material to remove

Work is completed and the frets are taped off ready for polishing. The Stainless Steel guard shown is great to protect the fingerboard while I dress the frets.