Around the Shop, Sept. 2022

Here is a guitar I recently finished up. It is a clone of an Ibanez. This was a special circumstance as I did all the wood work and finish and the customer, who is a guitar tech at a store in Spokane Valley, wanted to do all the final assembly and set up. Specs: Sapele body in a custom transparent aqua blue (the photos don’t show the true color very well,) Koa drop top with a dark brown burst, high figure roasted maple neck and finger board with ebony “MD” logo on the 12th fret, Iluminlay side dots, 24 stainless steel frets, 12″-16″ compound radius on the finger board, and 25.5″ scale.

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Some of the other instruments I am currently working on for customers.

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Have about 10 more instruments that I am working on in between customer projects and repair work that will eventually be for sale. If interested in my work please feel free to contact me using the contact form located at the side of the page or email directly to: mdluthiery@gmail.com

Thanks for checking my stuff out!

Custom Color Dots & Inlay

I recently had a request to do dots and my logo in blue. This has lead me to venture out and offer custom color dots and inlay material for sale. Right now I still have some blue material left. Going to have some green, purple, red, pink and try to make something similar to black pearl, white pearl, gold pearl and possibly abalone and turquoise. If you are interested you can use the contact form to the left, email me at mdluthiery@gmail.com, hit up my FaceBook page here and message me. I will post once the product is available.

Around The Shop

Been very busy in the shop. I quit my other job at the end of 2021 and have been doing guitar related building and repair full time. Here’s a few things that I’ve been working on:

As always you can check out my FaceBook page here or my Instagram here for more day to day happenings in my shop. Thanks for stopping by!

Necks and Other Custom Parts

I build a lot of necks. Mainly bolt on for electric guitar and bass. I also do ukulele necks and from time to time steel string acoustic and classical. I don’t normally have time to just build extras to have for sale as I have a good back log that I am working on but would like to add the option for custom necks and other parts and services on my website. If you have an opinion about this please let me know what your thoughts may be one way or the other. I will add a custom neck page as soon as I can.

Back to Luthiery Full Time

After 2 months in a tent, the weather getting cold and having to back out on the piece of property we were going to purchase, my wife and I finally found a home. It has almost everything we were after; a large enough house, in the country with a little bit of property, only no shop. I am still sharing a shop with my dad, but it isn’t big enough for two shops worth of equipment and I don’t expect my parents to be there forever. So I have started a GoFundMe to see if I can raise the money to build a shop at my new home. Please follow the link at the bottom of this post to help out if you can and please share the link if you are able.

Also, I have a small run of Acoustic Strap Secure that I needs to be packaged and I will get that up for sale. I am also looking for a new manufacturer to bring the Acoustic Strap Secure back. It is important to me to have it manufactured in the USA but I may have to look over seas. Will see what happens.

I have not had internet hooked up to my computer in several months. Should have that remedied here in the next week or two and then I’ll be posting more often.

Thanks everyone! Happy New Year!

Click here for my GoFundMe

copy and paste this link to share —-> https://gofund.me/813b4614

On the move…again.

It has been a while since I have been on here and posted anything. My family is on the move again. We are staying local but in between homes right now. I am still in my shop working and will hopefully be posting new projects here quite soon. I don’t really have internet where I am at the moment so difficult to get online and post anything to my website. At this time it is much easier to post to my Facebook page and, when I remember, my Instagram. This is all leading to being back in my shop full time, hopefully by January 2022.

More and More Necks

Super busy in my shop. I have around 10 guitar necks on my bench right now, just delivered 3 yesterday and at least 15 more on my board. I have also been working on two acoustic guitars that needed restoration, really trying hard to get those done and out of my shop so I can get back to work on my own instrument builds. Here’s a couple pics from the other day. As always you can see more regular updates over on my Facebook page. <—-click here!