The shaping of the neck contour is pretty much done. It’s roughly based on a ’59 Les Paul neck. It looks so comfortable, I can’t wait to play it.
The neck is really starting to come together. The fingerboard is a beautifully figured piece of Madagascar rosewood. It’s going to look amazing when it’s done.
Some more progress on the neck. The headstock has been routed to thickness and the tuner holes drilled, and the neck has been drilled and routed for the truss rod.
Shin has started working on the body. He has rounded the edges, added a mild contour on the front and back, routed the neck pocket and added the mounting holes for the neck.
Work is now underway on my new Signature model guitar. The work is being done by Shin Ichikawa, luthier extraordinaire, professional beer drinker and sometimes skateboarder. I’m hoping it will be finished by the end of 2013 or the beginning of 2014. Can’t wait!
A few shots from a jam session at a club called ZZ in Shimbashi, Tokyo, Japan. I attend this jam session almost every month and have been going for the last 4 or 5 years. It’s the highlight of my month most of the time.