Author: Steve

Hofner Shorty

Introduction I first saw Rob Chapman play one of these on youtube and when I found one for £50 on eBay, I knew it was a sign. I played it for a while and although it was ok, it wasn’t for me…as it was. So I did some reading and planning (along with some things…

Skaface!

Skaface! Ibanez GIO project

Contents To quickly skip to a relevant section, please use the following links: Introduction The Guitar Playing with Vinyl New Parts Teardown Deleting the old pickup selector slot, adding new control holes and test fitting the bridge Headstock drilling for machine heads and vinyl treatment Prep Prime and Paint Detail Clear coat Finish Electronics Assembly…

Chinamen

I have been very much a backstage “technical bloke” since I was about 14. This is my second foray into the world of directing, with comedy and farce being strong influences in my favourite plays. Chinamen: A nutty farce starring five characters, but only two actors. “Chinamen” is a mental ride through the worst case…

Trilogy Telecaster

Introduction I decided after a lot of thought that I really like the idea of a Telecaster, but hadn’t seen one that I like. Browsing around the Fender custom shop site, I got a few ideas and set about deciding what I wanted in a Telecaster. At this point I had no real carving or…

Deviant Art

Thought I’d make a quick post to say that I have created an account on DeviantArt and have uploaded a bunch of current and past graphics that I’ve created. I mainly used paint.net and the Microsoft Expression suite to create these. Featured to the left is my most recent tribute to both “Albert” by Richard Harris and…