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Rick's Protos

Video evidence of the existence of my guitars!

Alec's Revelator, Rick's ProtosRich Chaffins1 Comment

Hey y'all (or youns if you're from PA). Everything well? Finished up Alec's Revelator last week, and took a week to let the wood settle, etc. Field tested it at church last weekend with great results. So great, in fact, that in my traditional fashion, I was loathe to give it to its owner. I'd grown attached. But, right is right, and I couldn't with a good conscience off him for a guitar. Therefore, he picked it up yesterday, and from what he tells me, is one happy camper. However! Before I got it to him, I decided to shoot some video of the guitar and its many sweet tones. While I was doing that, I asked Rick if he'd be so kind to let me borrow his Protos for a day or two and let me take pics and videos of it, as well. Being the pal that he is, he acquiesced. Being the joker that he is, he gave it to me directly after a gig, sweat and all. Woo to the hoo for cleaning off someone else's sweat. :) But anyway, here are the videos. Let me know what you think! Thanks for reading/watching. [youtube=]   [youtube=]

Little metal bars.

Ben's Protos bass, Frank's Protos, Rick's ProtosRich ChaffinsComment

Hello and a happy day. Quick update. Got a lot done today. I have a bunch going on right now in the shop: banjo repair, pedalboard to build, 2 guitars and 2 basses in progress. Just finished repair/tuner replacement on a Gretsch. In the planning stages on a few more builds. Hoo boy.

The stuff I took pics of today are the two usual suspects lately: Frank's guitar, Ben's bass. At the same place, mostly, with them, so I tend to do stuff there in tandem. Frets installed and trimmed. Leveling, etc. will happen in the next couple days. Check out the pics. Shiny!

The last pic is a sneak preview of an upcoming post...a saga, really. This is the most recent chapter here. More on that later. LOTS more on it. :)

On an awesome note, the first Tele-style guitar I built has a new home! It was purchased by an amazing local player/guitar teacher/friend Rick Vrana. He's had a lot of great things to say about it. Maybe I'll get him to give me some sweet quotes for the site soon (hint hint, nudge nudge). Have a great night![gallery]