The Birth of Aradia (part VI)

Welcome back – it’s been a while. The last time I was rambling about this project, I was halfway through the French polishing process. Now, I’ve finished it. At the end of part V, I was entering into Step 6 – the second phase of bodying, building up layer upon layer of shellac over the […]

The Birth of Aradia (part V)

The last four instalments in the saga of Aradia’s construction have formed a tale of scouring eBay for parts, avoiding any woodworking that required serious precision and carrying out the remainder of the woodworking with the most inadequate tools and laughable incompetence I could muster. Now, however, I have managed to shamble my way to […]

The Birth of Aradia (part I)

The acronym GAS, standing for Gear Acquisition Syndrome, will be familiar to anybody who’s ever tried reading a thread on a guitar or bass forum. It’s that feeling that you get once you’re familiar with your new guitar, bass, amp, pedal, cable, strap – any part of your setup, really – that makes you think […]