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Fretworks’ Projects

The Sonny Rhodes Custom Lap Steel Guitar

The elder bluesman had been relying on a worn and unreliable Guyatone lap steel as his mainstay instrument for over two decades. I borrowed design elements from a Vintage Gibson EH-150 lap Steel guitar in my personal collection  to design a new, and … Continue reading

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Les Paul Junior Headstock Repair

This instrument had endured one of the most serious of all headstock breaks, a complete longitudinal-diagonal fracture. I had been challenged with similar repairs in the past and fabricated a series of jigs and fixtures to assist in properly aligning … Continue reading

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Stratotone H44 – 2 Pick Up Conversion Project

The conversion of Matt Daniels’ 1954 Harmony Stratotone H-44 guitar to a two pickup instrument was inspired by our good friend Rick Holmstrom, one of the west coast’s foremost blues and swing guitarists. Rick has been largely credited with fostering … Continue reading

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