Saturday, April 12, 2014

National Westwood 72 "Map" Guitar

Here's a cool guitar that came through the shop recently. The Westwood 72 model was made between 1962 and 1965. It's part of the family referred to as "map" guitars,due to the shape of the body being shaped like a map of

Saturday, April 5, 2014

Saturday, March 29, 2014

A Les Paul Classic gets blacked out!

The accessories you choose for your guitar can make a subtle or HUGE difference in the look or "vibe" of the guitar. With today's example,we take a brand new stock Gibson Les Paul Classic and turn it into a dark rock-n-roll machine with just a few easy mods.

Saturday, March 22, 2014

"Backwards" clamps help fix a broken neck on a Epiphone Crestwood!

When this 1960's Epiphone Crestwood came in to the shop,it had taken a pretty big fall. It had a fairly serious crack in the heel of the neck. We got it back in good health with some hide glue and some "backwards" clamps:

Saturday, March 15, 2014

Epiphone Howard Roberts Custom

Here's a unique style of archtop,a signature model of one of my favorite guitarists,Howard Roberts. This Kalamazoo made Epiphone is one of 54 made

Wednesday, March 12, 2014

Guitar Omnivore on Tumblr,Facebook and Twitter!

    Lots of new readers lately! Hello,welcome and thank you to everybody stopping by. Can't get enough guitar? If you like guitar photos with less of me yammering away,check out my Tumblr blog. It's an (almost) daily guitar photo (usually one that made it's way through the repair shop) with a brief description. If you're on Facebook,you can get a link in your timeline from Guitar Omnivore and the Tumblr blog by "liking" my Facebook page. More of a Twitter person? My "massive marketing campaign" takes place there as well. Follow me at!/GuitarOmnivore. Thanks everybody!

Saturday, March 8, 2014

A Broken Truss Rod Repair and Sideways Frets on a Vintage Fender

  When this 1971 Fender Mustang came into the shop for a refret, I was excited. It was in great shape,aside from it's original but worn frets. What a great opportunity to show how,on vintage models, Fender frets were installed from the side. There was an extra surprise in store when after removing the