Thursday 2nd July ’09
a beautiful american bass comes in for a setup.. a job I enjoy because I get to spy first hand and figure out how to do a bit better.. (at half the price I might add!)
alongside a cheap and nasty fender in with the same problem..
the rosewood knobs go on Nimrods custom PAF Hollowbody
..here’s a selection of the timber knobs that Kim has been making for us.. it’s a veritable cornucopia of candy!!
the last bit’s to be added to the hollow are some custom flame maple pickup surrounds..
roughed out here..
filed and rasped into perfection..
and then sanded through the grits..
before oiling and polishing.
they do add a little bit more class to an already gorgeuos guitar..
this old Ibanez comes in.. the 12th string neck is bust up and she needs a trem, sustainer and MIDI etc adding.. should be interesting..
the paf hollowbody is finally set up and ready to go..
and in the preperation for a recording session for the next phase of the Crimson Guitars website experience everything else we have in stock is also set up..
having diagnosed the problem with this Moonshines sustainer I swap the magnet around in the bridge ‘bucker.. which, thankfully, fixes the issue..
allowing her to be set up as well..
on to the last job.. in the rush I forgot the small matter of an intricate inlay that was to be added to Mike’s Robert Fripp signature guitar.. it is cut from mother or pearl with a jewelers saw..
and recessed into the headstock..
once the glue has cured we re-stain
and begin oiling.. I love the contrast.. she finally comes to life!
the first coat is left to cure for about 20 minutes
and then rubbed down and polished.. rinse and repeat about 20 times and you come up with a great finish.. a pity it’s so time consuming..
especially as we have several on the go at any one time..
All my best, Ben
Crimson bespoke guitars UK