Day 6 – Bending Cutaways, Gluing Back Bracings

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I had to skip a day at the workshop due to Teneriffe Festival, but Tor is zooming way beyond me. He’s doing something a little bit different though. Hancock Guitars offers two types of courses – making a guitar out of a kit so essentially learning how to put all the parts together and a […]

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Day 5 – Sanding Forever & Ever

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I spent the day sanding. And I mean the whole day. It was important to first get both sides rid of glue and any non-stick paper that were left on from the gluing process and then to buff out any imperfections, rough edges or water marks. After that was completed it was time to get […]

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Day 4 – Bending Sides and Cutting Top & Back

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Today I got to start bending my sides. First I sanded off the edges so that both sides were even and then we sprayed them with water. We put them into the bending machine to warm up with the heat lamps (they sit under the metal plate) for 10 minutes and then quarter turned the […]

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Day 3 – Sides & Headstock Veneer

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We got the bending machine down from collecting dust on a shelf. Sean took off the cover to show us what bends the wood. I couldn’t believe it – just some modest heat lamps. I had a lovely day today. It’s been so long since I made the time to do nothing but one thing […]

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Day 2 – Inlay & Sanding

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In the morning, Sean talked to us about soundboards and bracing. For each wood to really have the best tone, we need to look at the flexibility of the wood pieces to factor in the thickness of the bracing and support. Each wood has differences in stiffness across the grain and flexibility. For the wood […]

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Day 1 – Hancock Guitar Workshop

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For the next two weeks, I’ve been given the opportunity to participate in the bi-annual Hancock Guitar Building Workshop… I was so excited to do this for so long I’ve been struggling to sleep the past week. Hancock Guitars are in the Gold Coast region of Queensland so I’ve found myself a little room to […]

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VIDEO: I Am Pegasus, Ryan Ross Cover

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Remember that good ol’ Australian folk song from the 70s? We’ve covered it for Alan, who pledged in our crowd funding campaign last year. Hope you all enjoy our rendition of Ross Ryan’s I Am Pegasus. Joe even swapped out his electric guitar for his main man – classical! Just remember you can download the […]

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VIDEO: Lovesong Live from The Zoo

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Yay!! Another live video from the gig last year in October at The Zoo. This has been one of my favourite gigs and am so glad I can finally share another snippet from it. One of my favourite songs by The Cure. Make sure to swing by my Soundcloud account to grab a FREE download!

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VIDEO: Habits by Tove Lo Cover

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Kicking off the covers that were requested from the crowd funding campaign last year! First song was requested by Mickey with Habits – Tove Lo. Thanks to Joe Fallon for accompanying me on the electric guitar. Tune in to my YouTube to see the other covers roll in I’m also putting the tracks up on […]

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VIDEO: Your Heart is as Black as Night

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Yay!!! Finally another video got slapped together from last year’s Cupid release. Check it out below! Also, keep your eyes out on my YouTube channel and Soundcloud as I get the covers up that people have requested from the crowdfunding campaign. I’ll be uploading videos and putting up free downloads!

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