Saturday, February 6, 2016

Parlor Guitar

My string bass clamps came in handy today when fixing up this tiny, beat-up, $8.00 guitar I found at a thrift store. It was good practice to glue because the open seam was very wide and warped, so the bout and rib needed to pushed in and re-glued in its original shape. It was a mini, less-intimidating version of the repair on my bass I worked on with Juan this last summer. That's something I'll post about soon. 

Also, huge props to Minwax wood stain markers and good-old Sharpies. 

I would call this parlor guitar a Monet — something that looks best from a distance. But when that Amazon guitar string order arrives and this little thing is strung up, I'll be really excited to share it with my boys and start teaching them. 

Relocation: Kansas City

Lambson Violins has relocated from upstate New York to Kansas City, Missouri. I apologize for the long absence from the blog! We have some catching up to do! More to come. 

Auctioned Violin

I had the opportunity to work on a violin to put up for auction as part of a scholarship fundraiser. It cleaned up nicely and bidders were generous. I hope it is well-loved (and generously played!) in its new home.