Our son who turned 17 a few months ago has been spending his time building steel guitars. This one is based on a Fender Jaguar.
This shot is of the back of the guitar - James uses stainless steel perforated sheet to save weight, as a style feature and also for some reason that is unknown the guitars always seem to sound better with a perforated back plate
TIG welded all the seams give a neat smooth weld
He likes to use 3 mm steel plate for the front of his guitars and prefers old steel that has been weathered and has a few pits and marks as this gives the guitar character
Little quirkes include a 5 point star used as a washer under the neck retaining screws. These are cut from stainless steel and retain the heat discolouration from the cutting process as part of the theme
We are a homeschooling family. coming to the end of our journey we followed Charlotte Mason Principals when the children were young and unschooled through the teens - moving to The Correspondence School to gain NZ qualifications.
Being a family who have limited TV. computer and xbox has encouraged the kids to be independent thinkers.
Independent thinkers are those who have learned how to use down-time. Bored stiff, one child asks another, “What-a you wanna do?”
“I dunno. What-a you wanna do?” is the lackadaisical reply. The independent thinker comes up with something. The imaginative person does not necessarily have his head in the clouds. On the contrary he creates, invents, discovers, and builds, because he is an observant person.
The first ever international Goblin Guitar is on it's way to the USA - to be played by The Blog Tech at October Farm.
We are very proud of James and his steel guitars
Linking up to Mosaic Monday