Category: guitar

Sovtek Mig100 minor repair


When I bought my Sovtek Mig100, it didn’t have a back grill. I looked for a while for an OEM replacement, to no avail. So I started researching metal grill mesh, and found a place called They worked with me to get a piece of grill near the dimensions I needed. After cutting it to size, I installed it with some finishing washers and wood screws. I think it looks great!

No Guitars Allowed

no guitars allowed

This flyer caught my eye this morning. Then I noticed this:


It’s my old friend Craig (aka Hot Lixx Hulahan), 2008 World and National Air Guitar Champion. He’s apparently a legend amongst the air guitar crowd, and was even hired as a model by Electronic Arts for the Guitar Hero series!

I wonder if he’s going to be in Philly as a judge?

Electric Guitar Building Workshop

class photo

Last weekend I took a 3-day electric guitar building workshop at the Nazareth Guitar Institute. I learned a lot about fretwork and setting up a guitar, stuff I didn’t know before. Also, I need to get a lot of very specialized tools if I want to work on my own guitars. I guess Stew-Mac should expect an order soon.

The guitar sounds great, I wasn’t expecting such a quality build. The neck seems to be settled in mostly. I’ll give it a final set-up soon. I want to finish it a nice butterscotch blonde, with an amber neck – just like a classic vintage Tele.

Here are some more pictures: