K&K Pickup Installation in Mainland Baritone Uke

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 Need a Drink and so does Your Guitar!

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!

A new double neck design for Gabe Marin

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.