Going back to the late 20th century, I have always had at least one big project every year - one that stood out more than any other guitar acquisition for that year. In 2000, I spent some time on my ESP Jazz Bass and Charvel Model 96 projects. In 2001, it was the Kramer EVH Frankenstein II guitar. 2002 - the ESP Tel Aviv project. I began documenting these yearly projects in 2003-04 when I took on (and conquered!) the amazing and versatile Purina Checkerboard guitar. The links below detail the steps and show the progress of some of my cooler guitars and possibly offer some insight into the tedious and maddening world of guitar building.
2008-09 ~ D4
Check out the The Making of the D4 guitar for the day-to-day construction diary (completed November 2009).
2006-07 ~ CHARVEL WD RED BULL
Check out the The Making of the Charvel WD Red Bull guitar for the day-to-day construction diary (completed March 2008).
2005 ~ EVH SHARK
Check out the The Making of the EVH Shark guitar for the day-to-day construction diary (completed September 2005).
2003-04 ~ PURINA CHECKERBOARD
Check out the The Making of the Purina Checkerboard guitar for the construction diary (completed April 2004).
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