April 12, 2019

Tolerances

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Does size matter? We sometimes receive an upset call or email from a nice customer that ordered say an .840 profile on their neck and it arrives and they whip out their trusty set of calipers and lo and behold its an .856.  “It’s an outrage…it’s a scandal!  I can’t believe it…this is going to ruin everything…do they not have calipers there?… What the $#@&!” We operate, in most circumstances, within an acceptable tolerance of

April 12, 2019

Roasted Wood

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What does roasted mean? The “art” of tempering wood has been around for a few years now, and one would think that we would have eradicated all of the misinformation that exist…but NO! One of the things that pops up most of the time, especially about roasted maple necks, is that fact that someone is buying it because they “won’t have to put a finish on it.”  Let me end this here and now. ROASTED

April 12, 2019

Light Weight Body Wood

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How light is light, really… Phone Caller:  “I’d like to buy a lightweight (LW) body please, but no one has what I need.” USACG: (Thinking this will be easy) “We typically have those in stock, what specifically were you looking for?” Phone Caller: “I’d like a 2 lb Mahogany body please.” USACG: (now realizing the impossible task at hand) “um did you say 5lbs?” Sounds funny now, but when you are on that call and trying to get
Greetings Earthlings. In today’s installment of “Huh..?!,” we are going to highlight some do’s and don’ts that we have learned over many moons when it comes to guitar and bass bodies and necks. Ready? Care Instructions – Do’s and Don’ts DO – take your time finishing and assembling your instrument DON’T – leave it in the box for two years, in the garage, and then wonder why it is “extremely warped.” “Yes, your neck does

August 29, 2018

Rosewood

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“Is this the man who lured Taggert and Rosemont into a gross dereliction of duty at a strip tease establishment…Uh, it’s Rosewood sir.” Ever since being lured into that gross dereliction of duty we have been struggling with Rosewood…maybe not his fault but still, right?! At this point everyone is aware of the CITES regs that hit us in late 2016. We responded immediately by cataloging all of our Rosewood and working with the US