“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

Vacuum Accessories



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Vacuum technology can really help speed up gluing and improve the quality of the bond by applying even pressure over the whole piece and eliminating "hot spots" that can occur with regular clamps. The SPVACPRUB32 is the same material we use in our vacuum bridge clamp (SPVACPB). Use this to create your own inventive vacuum fixtures.

The SPVACDVC Check/Dump Valve allows you to quickly release the vacuum from the fixture you are using, but it also prevents vacuum loss for a very short while should you loose power or have a pump failure, preventing a sudden loss of vacuum in a critical situation.

Please note:
Vacuum sheeting is sold by the foot in either a 36" or 47" width.
(The average size needed for a brace clamping fixture is approx. 32" x 32")