Stoked to be standing next to Victor Wooten
Starting this year's new group of guitars. Some very special guitars planned. Starting a new group always involves cleaning and making sure my tools are good to go, which means alignment, sharpening, lubricating, and organizing. Here I am sharpening my jointing plane - Lee Nielsen #7. This baby is for getting a perfect edge to join tops and backs.
After selecting my woods, in this case a very, very stiff piece of old Adirondack Spruce from a friend's private reserve, it's time to thickness the tops and backs. This piece is headed for a guitar I'm making for an A list studio and touring professional. I'm honored to build a guitar for him.
Joining top plates the old school way. I don't have a fireplace in my shop, I'm doing this indoors because the humidity in the shop is too low.