2005 Beltona Southerner Fiberglass Resonator Guitar

1980s Atlas D-469 Dreadnought Guitar

2004 Taylor 414CE-L7 Grand Auditorium Flattop Guitar

1923 Gibson TB-Jr Tenor Banjo (Banjo-Uke Setup)

Back in the Shack: 1950s Vega Baritone Ukulele

The customer who owned this (a tenor guitar player) decided bari wasn't for him and so he traded it into me. I've enjoyed for a few weeks but I'm really a soprano uke guy (I don't own any other kinds, I have to admit), so it's a bit out of my wheelhouse. The bottom line is that this is an excellent baritone with a fan-braced top and crack-free, solid mahogany body. The neck is nice and quick, too -- and straight.


Sick Days

The family all got pretty sick with a fever-thing (a summer vacation present from the last days of school) the last few days and today was the first day we were more or less back on board the being-with-the-living thing. I just wanted to let you all know that I have been receiving your messages and I will get back to everyone as soon as possible.


1960s/2018 Kay/Wildwood Electrified 5-String Banjo

1965 Harmony H1203 Sovereign 000-Sized Flattop Guitar

2007 Hill Guitar Company Crossover Parlor Classical Guitar

Back in the Shack & Better: Electric Tin-Can Ukulele

I traded this uke a while back and it was recently traded back. It used to have a Barcus Berry pickup glued to the underside of the top, but I just replaced that with an electric guitar-style humbucker which now senses the vibrations in the metal top. This makes it the only nylon/fluoro-strung electric ukulele that I know of that uses a magnetic pickup instead of a piezo one.