April 7, 2013
What is a Setup?
“remember the first step towards fixing the problem is to admit you have one”
Hello there fellow guitar junkies.
For some time now, our loving customers have asked me to do a blog, so that is what I will attempt to do (a blog, not a sermon right?). The question is, where to start? I know! I’ll start with the most common question I get asked: “What is a set up?”
To which I cordially respond “ Can you tell me your idea of what a set up is?” I ask this with all sincerity because most folks don’t really know. That is why we offer an appointment based system which allows the client to actually watch the whole process from beginning to end. So if you have an hour or so up your sleeve and don’t mind being strung out on massive quantities of caffeine, this might be right up your street.
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October 18, 2012
In early 2009 we had got a phone call that started out like all the others “I’ve broken my guitar can you repair it?” “Of course,” we replied “I’ve snapped the headstock off and I have a gig in two nights.” “Oh” Was our response.
Not too long after, a man came in with this broken ovation. It turns out it belonged to happy tapper Preston Reed, who was playing some shows in Brisbane over the weekend.
This break was particularly bad but we felt confident it could be repaired and stage ready in time. (more…)
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September 21, 2012
A custom build project with a twist. After crafting a Rick Parffit replica guitar for Statoz Quo (a very good Status Quo tribute band. Check out their facebook here) they just had to have the matching Francis Rossi edition.
So there we were faced with daunting task of creating another replica. I say daunting because the standards for these replica instruments are very high. Ask any Status Quo fan and they will tell you that the guitars in that band are a crucial element. To be taken seriously as a tribute band you must have the accurate axe.
So we started from scratch
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May 14, 2012
This was one of the funnest roadkill’s we’ve done. Inspired by the soot-laden mind of David Firth and his creation “Salad Fingers” This T-style comes with rusty spoons, Hubert Cumberdale, Marjory Stewart-Baxter, Jeremy Fisher, a B5 Bigsby, custom, handmade brass saddle pieces and a lovely hand profiled v-shaped neck.
Ask us about crafting you a seminal pop-culture themed guitar today.
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March 26, 2012
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This arrived to us in a sorry state. At some point someone decided that they didn’t like the binding, so what do you do when you don’t like the binding on your 64 tele? Of course you sand it all off!
To fix this we routed a rebate into the top and bottom edge of the tele, filled out the rebate with pieces of old ash. Then re-routed a channel on top and bottom edge for the binding.
The customer wanted to see the original three tone magnifico sunburst. We sealed it and then thanks to Luke Kallquist and his fine skills with a spray gun, we had it.
Luckily the only atrocity was the the sanding. The components all worked fine and the guitar only needed a little work to bring her back to her former glory.
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October 12, 2011
We’ve had two visits from the unassuming, but immensely talented Ralee Winks in the past 2 months. Ralee came in, introduced himself and asked if we would mind him taking some sketches of the shop and us working in it.
So he sat down, pencil in hand and worked away, careful not to disturb us while we were “hard at work” (aka very curious to see what he was doing). When he showed us what he had done we were blown away.
The drawings speak for themselves but if you want to see more here is Ralee’s blogsite: http://grubbyrubber.blogspot.com/
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