Fundraising raffle

Need to raise some funds again, to cover medical expenses and finally finish up shop repairs, so I am holding another raffle…

For every $20 contributed, I will put the contributor’s name on a slip of paper, and put it in a jar. On Friday, Jan. 24th, at noon, Central time, I will pull a slip from the jar, and the person whose name is on it will get to chose one of these four axes.


CashApp: $GwendolynForrester

Click on a photo to see more details and pics for each one

#1902 Barnstormer (this one goes to eleven)


This is one I started last October, in hopes of having ready for the show, but ran out of time for.

Body is elm barnwood rafter sections, hollowed, with a red milk paint finish.

Neck is maple, with black locust fretboard. 22 frets, 25″ scale.

Homespun single coil pickups, bridge: 10k ohm DCR, neck 8k.

Aluminum compensated bridge/tailpiece combo.

Hipshot classic tuners.

Weighs 7 pounds.


#1506 Lunch Counter SC (makeover)

This is another one of the axes I re-did for the show last November.

Here is how it looked originally, in 2015:

And now:

Body is sassafras, with a milk paint finish, lightly sanded back to show the grain.

Neck is maple, with a black locust fretboard.

Bridge plate is made from a small stainless steel serving tray.

Switch plate is made from an electric motor data plate.

Pickguard is Formica.

Tele-style pickups, bridge: 7.5k neck: 7k

Grover mini rotomatic tuners.

Weighs 7.4 pounds


#1805 Railyard DC “high voltage”

Fourth in the series of railroad themed guitars for Rail Yard Studios, made from a couple types of mahogany-like timber salvaged from the decking of decommissioned railroad cars.

Another double-cutaway model, with chambered body and arched top, displaying the original tongue and groove joints along the edges, this one with a distressed milk paint finish on the body.

The tailpiece and pickguard are made from an iron strap hinge, and the control plate from a tin utility pole sign.

The New York Central emblem is an antique cereal box prize.

Hipshot classic tuners, handmade brass fixed intonation bridge, two homespun humbucking pickups.