- No Woodstock this year for me.
Probably next year. Since I have proven unreliable at updating this
page, next year means 2017.
- SBAIC is the kid in town,
festival-wise, and I will be
there. That's the last week of September/first weekend of October,
2016. sept. 30 through October 2, I believe.. The acronym is for "Santa
Barbara Acoustic Instrument Celebration", which suggests not just
guitars. We'll see.. My prediction, always a dangerous thing to do, is
that this will be the biggest and best show ever. By ever I mean not
only up to that pont, but also after. As I said, we'll see.
- I will have three interesting new Sexauer's for SBAIC, as
well as one Schoenberg for Eric Schoenberg's table. Mine will be a
JZ-16 Archtop in cherry and spruce. An FT-00-C nylon strung Flamenco
"Mulatta" guitar in Dalbergia tucurensis and American White spruce.
FT-0 in European Pear and Italian spruce. Eric's will be an ES-000-C in
Cuban mahogany and Italian spruce.
the first time ever, I plan to have a serious sale in the
and the week after the SBAIC event, and to have the guitars I am
offering in theis sale with me at the show. The will be my older traded
in instruments as well as a couple of new one which have minor (still
waranteed) damage or were made from materials which have proved
difficult to find a buyer for. I will stand behind these guitars as I
do the rest of work. The sale will commence September 23,
2016, and will offer serios discounts to my current prices. It will end
on October 9, 2016
- JB/2 is my standard 1/2" total
discrepancy MultiSacale (JB) divided by two, a 1/4" discrepance
MultiScale. Ay first blush it may sound too subtle to be worth the
trouble, but results bear it out as noticeably superior to convention 1
length fret sacal systems. I am a believer, and have made about a dozen
examples at this point.
- My backlogue of work is not longer
as overwhelming as in the past. If you want a guitar it will still take
at least 6 months to make it as the planning stages cannot be overrated
in their importance. The work itself goes quite quickly, about 7 weeks
elapsed time at this stage.
- A considerable time has
been spent creating a List of
all my instrument work since day one! Unfortunately, I didn't realize I
was pursueing my lifes work for the first several years, and there is
much I do not recall. Please have a look, and if you know something I
haven't recorded, let me know. I have included the customers or current
owners names in many cases, and if yours is there against your wishes,
let me know and it will go.
- I have written the
book you may have heard me speak of, but have lost interest in
publishing it. Just so you know. I may or may not pick that up again.
- I have recently
updated my Testimonials page. I
resisted this kind of self-promotion for years, but it turns out people
feel a lot less at risk treating themselves to my work knowing that
they are not tthe only one. You are not alone!