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3 02, 2016

Custom Guitar Build – The Archangel part 2 of 3

By |February 3rd, 2016|Workshop Diary|Comments Off on Custom Guitar Build – The Archangel part 2 of 3

The Archangel part 2   we are back with the Archangel Guitar being custom built for a client by Crimson Guitars luthier Tom. The distinctive body outline has been shaped and now we are carving.  The Triton jaws hold on to the body very well.  Tom is using Ben's angle grinder carving technique this removes [...]

22 01, 2016

Custom Guitar Build – The Archangel part 1 of 3

By |January 22nd, 2016|Workshop Diary|Comments Off on Custom Guitar Build – The Archangel part 1 of 3

220116 The Archangel This build began in early 2015 .  It is certainly one of our more unique designs for a custom client. This build was designed from the start to be BITCHIN', but on a budget. While trying to keep the quality and customisation known of Crimson Guitars, we designed it around using local [...]

21 10, 2014

make a custom timber guitar knob, or two.

By |October 21st, 2014|Workshop Diary|Comments Off on make a custom timber guitar knob, or two.

211014 At Crimson Guitars we have a reputation for making as much as possible of each guitar ourselves and at times what our clients need are custom control knobs.. there are many ways that these can be made from hole saws to wood-working lathes but today I'm using an engineers lathe.. my initial thought was [...]

3 08, 2014

Clarity – how to level a new guitars frets

By |August 3rd, 2014|Workshop Diary|Comments Off on Clarity – how to level a new guitars frets

300714 Fret levelling, crowning and general setup is one of the things that I seem to talk about in blog posts and on our YouTube channel ad infinitum and here we are again.  The irony is that for the first 5 years or so of my career as a luthier the final setup, and fretwork [...]