Sunday, July 18, 2010

I guess I haven't written in a while

First post in a mini series.

I am in the middle of restoring a Fender guitar. Years ago, like 1993, my brother found this old Fender guitar laying in the street. The body was carved like a butt. No joke. Being 19-20 at the time and an avid musician, I took it around to local music shops and basically got laughed at what I had.

It was a Fender Mustang. It was worth nothing. Probably made in the 1980's and no one played them: EVER.

Then Cobain blew a hole in his head. Kurt played Mustangs.

So I was bored once and I got some alder and "made" a new body for this guitar. It was playable, it looked unique but really, I did nothing with it. It basically sat in its (what is the original, I later found) case for the last 12 years or so.

Well... I stated a few months back that I would restore or build a Fender guitar this year and I am.

Started last week by buying a body on the internet from an original 1966 Fender Mustang. I then was researching the neck. I was searching the headstock out and everything on it said 1967-1968 when you looked at it but something was off on it. The tuners were from an older Fender. So I did the obvious thing this morning and took off the neck. I found I had a 1964 Fender neck. Why I had not noticed or convinced myself it was younger was beyond me. A nice little find!!

So now I have this neck that I have refinished. I am getting a new Fender decal for the headstock. All the hardware is clean and in good shape. The next step is to get paint for the body. I am going to go either the Fender Surf Green or Light Blue from 1964. I plan to tint the clear coat with a bit of yellow to "age" the look of it. I can't wait until this is done.

It would be something to say that I finished it. Hopefully then, I can move to the next one.

Thursday, May 27, 2010

Week with the Boy

I love this guy. He is so awesome.

I took a week off work and spent most of it so far playing with Elijah each day. We went and saw Shrek Forever yesterday and he acted like an angel. The best he could for a 3 year old at a movie.

He saw the preview for the new Karate Kid and was completely mesmerized by it. I think I might break the rule and take him to it since it has a bunch of kids in it. I was a big fan of the first two back in the day so maybe adding Jackie Chan to it might make it something cool.

It's gonna be tough to go back to work. I will see Elijah again though next weekend.

Wednesday, May 19, 2010

Been Awhile...

Scarlett is now 7 months old, working on 8. Has a double ear infection which sucks.

Remember back when I say I was out of pain? It all came back with a vengeance the past week and a half. Hard to stand some days and work in my big yard. Which I did anyway. Pain sucks!

I logged in to blog because eventually I will start writing more again. But for now, I just don't want some hacker taking over my page. I could write tomorrow.

I am off the next 10 days. Maybe I will post photos from my iPhone or something along the way. I need the 10 days off. It will be good. Probably finish painting and find a real doctor that can help out.

What do you think?

Friday, April 09, 2010

It all seems to be working out

Friday and it is an Elijah day.

Need to find something to do tomorrow before the rains come back, but what?

Nice day today... wish I could golf. More later...

Friday, March 05, 2010


Get to play with Elijah all day.

So much fun...