Inspiration strikes at Lucas Guitar
If you read last week’s blog, you probably know how chuffed I am that the cold winter has nearly departed, making way for the joy of spring.
Around my neighbourhood cherry trees have come out in the most amazing white and pink blossoms; there are entire streets lined with these beauties.
So it would seem fateful that last weekend when I went to pick up some rare QLD Silky Oak (Lacewood) from a local timber merchant, I stumbled across an immaculate piece of Figured Cherry wood. The great thing about being a small nichey guitar maker is that you can create a great one-off piece at the expense of a very small slice of these rare and unusual timbers. I’ve decided that a double-capped figured Cherry body may be on the cards… we’ll see what inspiration strikes once I start working with it.
As well as a varied raft of guitar repairs (12-string, steel-string, electrics and basses), this week will be an exciting one as I’m about to commence building a couple of demonstration instruments that will blow the socks off the wider music community once they’re let loose later on this year. As usual you can expect stunning woods, bulletproof hardware and seriously smooth fretwork – but I have a few more tricks up my sleeve, as ever no holding back on ideas!
Lastly those of you who’ve visited the new workshop can no doubt see the potential the new location has to be not only an awesome work space, but also a source of inspiration for guitarists. I’ll post some photos soon, but let’s just say that if you visit you may not want to leave!
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Until next time, play hard and play well!
Enjoy your week,