Fingerstyle part II

The long-shaft pots have arrived from Stewart MacDonald and it’s now time to start assembly of my fingerstyle inspired Telecaster. You may recall the body from the last post – it is very pretty. Almost as pretty as my daughter’s cat: But I digress. Back to work. First the ferrules. But that’s easy. So next… Continue reading Fingerstyle part II

The case of the missing Christmas present

I visited my brother this Christmas and so I needed a present. My brother is interested in guitars and he also appreciates unusual things so I thought I would look for something for him in the guitar realm. Recently, I happened to see in the news that Eric Clapton was selling some more guitars, presumably for his… Continue reading The case of the missing Christmas present

How to jack up a house

A quick warning: there is precisely zero guitar content in this blog post. I had an adventure last week, jacking up a house, working outside in temperatures of -30 degrees, and some folks asked about the outcome so I am writing this summary. I own a small cabin in the mountains of western Canada. I’ve had… Continue reading How to jack up a house

A few interesting and meaningful Canadian bands

I was born in Canada and I grew up hundreds and hundreds of miles north of the US border. We may have been a long way north but we still loved to rock and perhaps all the more so because of the 9 months of winter and the 18 hour nights during those winters. So I… Continue reading A few interesting and meaningful Canadian bands