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“Dear Sir,
A few months ago I placed my first order with you and built my very first guitar. Ovangkol back and sides with Sitka top.
I have been a craftsman for a number of years, rebuilding antique pianos, including making new soundboards and bridges, and decided to try my hand at guitars after buying a Taylor 814ce.
The results of my first attempt were surprising, to me and to others. Since I'm a bit "old-school" I built it entirely by hand, no table saw, router, joiner etc. (I did use a drill press!). I have already received requests for custom made guitars, and from a store interested in selling them.
It really helped to find quality supplies, all in one place, so I could start this experiment - which may just turn out to be my next and final career.
Many Thanks.
ps. I have just placed a second order so I can start making a few more......”

- Jon Ballard

Gouge for Carving Heel

CHISELSGougeHeelGCS25at400

 

With a number 5 sweep, and a 1" blade, this is a tool that Mario Passos from Rio de Janeiro insisted that we reintroduce. Mario said that for him it cut the task of carving the heel in half. Made of the same excellent high-carbon, hand-forged steel as in our fine chisel, this gouge takes and holds an edge like no other. A hardness of 62-63C Rockwell usually means brittleness. But with these blades toughness is built in. Mounted with our large, comfortable "Rosewood-like" handle, the gouge can be gripped with both hands for really leaning into the work.

SKU Product Name In Stock Each  
GCS25 Gouge for carving heel
Yes $87.26