BB MADE

Guitar Repair, Restoration and Guitar making - A Guitar Player Resource

A website dedicated to helping guitar players of every level learn more about their guitar, caring for their guitar, what to do when their guitar needs repair work and a shed light on what a professional luthier does when the guitar hits the workbench.  While some situations are easily remedied by simple adjustments a professional luthier knows best how to optimize your favorite guitar.

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Made by a Guitar Player for the Guitar Player

The approach taken while building each instrument is simple.  Use the finest materials, components and finish to create an instrument of exacting standards inspired by classic instruments from the 1930's - 1960's.  The goal is to complete the circle, not try and reinvent it.  Striving to faithfully blend the vintage feel with modern function is what drives the process.  Each instrument is handmade without the use of computerized procedures and pre-made necks or other wood components.  I do not and never will mass produce my instruments because that is something completely different from what I love to do.  

Currently I have two standard designs both of which are semi-hollow with two f-holes.  I have always loved the added resonance and timbre a semi-hollow body design facilitates.  There is a little extra "stringy/airy chime" with a chambered body (and as of yet) I haven't build either design in a solid body form.

There are two different neck widths available each style can vary in thickness based on player preference:

Style 1:  Nut = 1.625" wide, 12th fret = 2" wide

Style 2:  Nut = 1.688" wide, 12th fret = 2.063" wide

Standard

  • Alder body
  • Alder cap
  • Maple neck
  • Rosewood fingerboard
  • Style 1 neck
  • Hipshot bridge 2.063" spacing
  • Lollar pickups (matched choice)
    • Single coil
    • P-90
    • F-spaced Imperials
 

Deluxe

  • Mahogany body
  • Mahogany or Maple cap
  • Birdseye Maple neck
  • Rosewood fingerboard
  • Style 2 neck
  • ABM bridge 2.125" spacing
  • Faux binding optional (body)
  • Lollar pickups (matched choice)
    • P-90
    • Imperial (low or high wind)
    • El Rayo
 

Boutique

  • Choice of body wood
  • Choice of cap wood
  • Choice of neck wood
  • Choice of fingerboard wood
  • Bound fingerboard optional
  • Style 1 or Style 2 neck
  • Binding choice for body
  • Lollar pickups
    • Any model available
  • Other pickup options available

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