Ukes are small, even baritones, and present some unique challenges for pickup installation. I created this video to give ukulele players as well as other musicians a close look at the process of installing a K&K pickup into a Mainland baritone ukulele. Enjoy!
I’ve been getting a lot of calls from clients about buzzing strings and other issues with the way their guitars are playing. Well, it’s winter and guitars are drying out. Here’s a video on humidifying your instrument BEFORE you think about adjusting the neck, saddle height, or a having a fret job. It’s all about humidity or the lack of it!
This 1935 Gibson mandolin was left in the garage in its cardboard case for many years. The owner had played it for his wife when they were much younger. Here’s the story of how it was restored…
Gabe Marin of Consider the Source visited my shop over the holidays to discuss the design of his next double neck guitar, the Elsa II. I built the Elsa I (see pic) for Gabe in 2003. It’s been his only stage guitar for the last 13 years. Here’s a video of Gabe putting the Elsa I through her paces at The Beachland Ballroom in 2015.
Here’s how to install a zero fret on a Guild Jumbo 12-string. The benefit? Excellent action and consistent tone between fretted and un-fretted strings.