Wednesday, December 15, 2010

A visit to a guitar maker!

So incredibly cool to be welcomed into the workspace at Little Guitar Works. Jerome actually has developed this special design... the Torzal Natural Twist. It's for bass guitars.... more often than not the bass player has to play continuously their longer, heavier instrument through the whole set and there is a high incidence of carpal tunnel syndrome amongst bass players. Jerome designed this bass that is twisted so that you don't have to reach around the neck quite so much.... it's really amazing. It is tricky geometry too... somehow he manages to get the neck twisted but the strings remain straight.... boggles the mind, it really does.
Anyway, Jerome is a real true tinkerer, the real deal. Since this is a totally new design a machine didn't exist that could assist him in building it, so he had to build a machine that would. He also had several different machines around the shop that he had built himself just out of odds and ends he had laying around.... this is a picture of a buffing machine he built:

A really nice guy and so welcoming.... THANK you so much, Jerome!

1 comment:

Sherry and Donna said...

What a great experience for the children. I love the look of interest on your little girls face. If she was any closer she'd have been making the guitar herself!
Donna :) :)