Haven Grove Studio
Music is a moral law. It gives soul to the universe, wings to the mind, flight to the imagination, and charm and gaiety to life and to everything.
- PlatoThe studio is the brainchild of Al Ingham after moving into his new home in 2010. The downstairs included a room, completely surrounded by brick retaining wall. There were no windows, and was carpeted. The only way sound would travel was up through the floor of the second story, or under the door. Almost perfect to begin setting up a small home studio where the creation of music recording could happen.
Recently, rather than building this guitar as a solid body (which was the original idea for it), I decided to have a go and creating a proper chambered body, after watching a series of videos showing people putting tops on their guitars. I had the great opportunity of pulling apart a rimu door, and a […]
Since first embarking on this journey to amateur luthiery, I’ve been scouring the net for useful resources. Some of the first files I downloaded came from Fender-ish; a Google site with a collection of PDF’s of scale drawings of a range of different guitars. These Guitar templates and guitar plans were great, and I quickly […]
Last year I built a 3D router ¹ ² ³ to serve as a manual CNC machine, after seeing it in full flight in the video. It looked perfectly simple, and after building it, it has taken a while to sort out my systems for actually using it. But I figure; spending time getting the […]