Sunday, July 26, 2009

She's almost done


So David got the final coats of lacquer on my guitar and got it all buffed out. He's going to drop the electronics in it for me this week and *hopefully* get it shipped out soon. I put together a web gallery of the progress so far here: Guitar Gallery

Sunday, July 19, 2009

Progress of my custom guitar build

So I came across a builder who specializes in "Languedoc-ish" custom hollowbody guitars and after looking into getting an actual Languedoc G2, I realized that there was no way in hell I could shell out 10k for a guitar. The man with the plan is a guy named David from Equator Instruments (a Chicagoan who lives in Quito Ecuador 9 months of the year to build). It's a full hollow, cedar top, masacare sides, walnut back, colorado neck (medium "c" carve) w/clavalin headstock veneer and ebony fretboard. It will be outfitted with a pair of Seymour Duncan '59's (like in my old Gibson). Below is a pic of it after the neck was set.

If you click on THIS LINK, you can see a full gallery of it in the process of it being built (at least to where it is today).

Saturday, July 04, 2009

The Tater-Tot Omelet

The Tater-Tot Omelet was a complete and total success! I started with your usual omelet fodder, and sweated some mushrooms, onions and peppers. Chopped up some thick sliced bacon, added the glorious tots and cheese and cooked to perfection. I doused that bad chicken in Tabasco and proceeded to crush it, and it was wonderful. I've documented the procedure for you below.