Weekly Roundup - Double Edition / by Tom Sands

Two weeks have gone by, and it’s been busy. A painted guitar has been returned safely to the shop, and the Baritone Model L has been completed!

Will McNicol’s Model S in Redwood and Black Limba, with contemporary herringbone copper detail.

Will McNicol’s Model S in Redwood and Black Limba, with contemporary herringbone copper detail.

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We received two guitars back from the finishers this week, and it was a huge joy to have them back in the shop. The redwood on the Model M absolutely blew us away under finish, as did the Black Limba on the Model S. We were also thrilled with the etched copper on the Model S, which holds a gorgeous glowing aesthetic presence. The Model M’s patinated green copper rosette is looking equally knockout; and, as a picture can speak a thousand words, we promise to share with you some images of that soon. However, some teaser photos of the Model S above are a glimpse into our own first impressions, seeing the wood come alive visually for the first time. Meanwhile…

Removing mineral deposit in the pores of the Ovangkol Model L.

Removing mineral deposit in the pores of the Ovangkol Model L.

The woodwork is now completed on the Baritone Ovangkol / Moon Spruce Model L…

Sanded Baritone Model L with sound hole protection. This stops dust and general residue reaching the inside of the guitar during work.

Sanded Baritone Model L with sound hole protection. This stops dust and general residue reaching the inside of the guitar during work.

It won’t be long before this batch are all finished and delivered to some clients who should expect some absolutely beautiful work. Then, onto the new projects - which we are so excited to share with you.

One of the most thrilling moments of the past two weeks was stringing up the Model S. We did a short video to encapsulate that last couple of day’s work. It’s that last 1% of the build that really contributes to making a good guitar a great one. You can watch the video here.

Have a wonderful weekend!

TS