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Maple OOO 12-fret completed June 2013


   

           

Walnut Fingerstyle Jumbo Completed October 2011

   






Maple Fingerstyle Jumbo Completed in October 2010

 
     

 




"Hey Jett, just want to send your way my appreciation to you for handcrafting me the best guitar I've ever owned.  Not only is she jaw-dropping beautiful, but  I never imagined a luthier could make by hand an instrument with the kind of top-drawer tonal characteristics for what little you charge. But most importantly,Jett, you made me feel like a collaborator and friend from the first time we started bouncing around ideas for a guitar. I can't put a price on that."

Comment from the owner, Alan, in Los Angeles




Solid body carved top electric inspired by PRS McCarty model.
Completed in June 2010





 






Here is a Maple OM/Fingerstyle guitar completed in April 2010

European Flame Maple back and sides
Sitka Spruce top
25.4" scale  12-Fret Maple Neck with Rosewood center strip
Abalone inlay rosette
maple binding
Ebony fingerboard with small abalone dots


 

 

A video of Gary Shackelford, guitarist in Austin, TX playing this guitar can be seen here

More of Gary's Music is here:
http://soundcloud.com/gary-shackelford/dropbox

Additional sound files of this guitar:

Clip 1 Clip 2 Clip 3


Here is a Jumbo Fingerstyle guitar built for my friend Brad

Rosewood back and sides

Sitka Spruce top
24.9" scale  14-Fret Maple Neck with Rosewood center strip
Abalone inlay rosette
Maple binding
Ebony fingerboard with abalone block inlay
Grover Imperial tuners
K&K Mini Western transducer.

 

   

 













2009 OOO size with maple and bloodwood binding:


Sound clip of the guitar below.  This guitar has a K&K Pure Western pickup so I recorded the pickup on the right channel and used a microphone for the other channel

Audio Clip of OOO guitar


     




Here is a parlor guitar built for I Mei, a member of our family who requested a small guitar.  This guitar is based on the Martin size 1 parlor guitars of the early 1900's.

This back and sides are koa, the top is western red cedar and the binding and trim is purpleheart.

The guitar is built to use nylon ( classical ) strings.  But the bracing will also support light gauge steel strings.  By changing the nut and bridge, this guitar can easily be converted to steel strings.

Started on July 3, 2009 completed on September 3, 2009







   

 




Here are pictures of a 2009 hand-built OOO style 14 fret acoustic during construction and the finished guitar.


This guitar took five months to complete.

General details:
24.9" scale
Back and sides of East Indian Rosewood
Top is Spruce
Sound hole inlay is abalone shell
Neck is mahogany
Bridge and fingerboard are ebony
Body, neck and headstock binding is flame maple
bridge pins and end pin are buffalo horn
Headstock inlay and fingerboard inlay are abalone shell
Neck joins the body at the 14th fret and had an adjustable truss rod.
Tuners are Grover Sta-tite gold.
Lacquer finish

       

   

Here are some simple audio files of this guitar.  (Recorded in mono with condeser microphone and no effects or equalization)

EJB_2009_Acoustic_Bookends.mp3

EJB_2009_Acoustic_Chords.mp3

EJB_2009_Acoustic_E.mp3

EJB_2009_Acoustic_open.mp3

Fingerstyle.mp3




Here are pictures of a 2008 hand-built OOO style 14 fret acoustic during construction and the finished guitar.

This guitar took over two years to complete due to two interstate moves, job changes and taking care of
family and responsibilities.  Most of the initial body construction was done in 2006 and then the project
was re-started and completed in 2008. It now belongs to my first guitar teacher, Scot Boyd.


General details:
24.9" scale
Back and sides of East Indian Rosewood
Top is Spruce
Sound hole inlay is black walnut with padauk (red color)
Neck is mahogany
Binding is flame maple and padauk
bridge pins and end pin are buffalo horn
Headstock inlay and fingerboard inlay are abalone shell
14 fret neck is "bolt on" style with adjustable truss rod.
Tuners are Grover Sta-tite gold.
Lacquer finish









Fretless Electric Bass 2009








Here are is a Dreadnaught 6 string I built in 1987:


 

2001 Solid Body Electric

Flame Maple Carved Top on Mahogany, Ebony Fretboard, Chrome Hardware

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1984 Maple Solid Body with Fender hardware, special series/parallel pickup switching.



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