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Drifter Bass, Part I

But, what is a Drifter Bass? There comes a time when you get an idea and it just doesn't let go. It can start as something much smaller and what could seem insignificant, but after a while it has snow balled itself to house crushing dimension and keeps on ...

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Double A (maple guitar for Aaro)

Aaro was a guy I met at a flea market here in Helsinki. We’d been to several that day and we agreed this would be the last one when my girlfriend introduced me to him, knowing we were both nuts about guitars. We started chatting and it wasn’t long before ...

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Guitar Bridge

Today I want to talk a bit about one of those parts than really can make a difference to the sound and usability of your guitar, the bridge. When one thinks of upgrades for a guitar or bass often shop bought tuners, pickups or bridges come to mind. The ...

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The Karlsson, baritone guitar test

When I first started to plan this baritone guitar (that you can listen to at the end of this post ;) ) I tried to avoid it being a one trick pony, after all, a body made of mahogany with a 30” scale could mean it would sound like muffled rumble covered wi ...

iñakibass

Handmade Precision bass for Iñaki

Recently I finished a Precision bass for a client in the Basque country (Spain), Iñaki, who is a musician and a recording engineer at Sonora Studios.. It was a pleasant job from the beginning but it is even more special when you get to make the pickup ...

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Lingon guitar

For the Lingon-project I wanted to try out some design solutions I normally wouldn’t choose for myself. I often begin a project thinking that I’m the one who is going to play it on recordings or in concerts, but this time I made up my own “dream client”. ...

harakka guitars jaguar

Marco’s Jaguar

I have a friend called Marco who lives in Madrid and keeps himself busy playing in various bands (Las Infantas, Les Cundas, etc....). He asked me a while ago if I could make him a Jaguar type of guitar and I said yes without a blink. I was sort of familia ...

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Mustang Bass for Phil

Phillip Stark is a musician based in Spain, I met him playing in several groups like Las Infantas, Phil is also co-owner of Stark Plugs, these plugs are a great idea. If you are a musician, surely you also like go to concerts, but you need to take care of ...

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Jouhikko

This has to be one of the most mysterious instruments I've come across. A medieval instrument that nearly disappeared, only a few players existed a hundred years ago but luckily it has made a bit of a comeback in recent decades. Belonging to the family of ...