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Dan Erlewine | Albert King: Lucy

In 1971, Dan Erlewine built a guitar that will quickly become an iconic, intriguing and inspiring instrument known as “Lucy”.
Read the fascinating story behind Albert King’s legendary
Wallnut Flying V.

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Dan Erlewine | Jerry Garcia: Stratishcaster

Legend Jerry Garcia commisioned this quirky “Stratishcaster” made out of the same black wallnut as Albert King’s Lucy.
“In 1971, Jerry commissioned me to make this strat-style guitar from my Albert King stash of black walnut. He liked the numeral inlays that I had installed in one of my own guitars so that I’d never forget what fret I was at. It was a joke, but he liked it. ”

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Dan Erlewine | The Prime Movers

You might be cool but .. You may never be as cool as Dan Erlewine playing the (later to be) Bloomfield Burst in your band. Your drummer is a guy you nicknamed Iggy Pop …

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Dan Erlewine | His Story

You might be cool but .. You may never be as cool as Dan Erlewine playing the (later to be) Bloomfield Burst in your band. Your drummer is a guy you nicknamed Iggy Pop …

48 years ago today. Garcia playing monsterfret Dan Erlewine built guitar at a Thanksgiving jam. #gratefuldead #jerrygarcia #danerlewine #stewmac stewmac_guitar ...

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#danerlewine #flyingV #albertking #namm #namm2020 #luthier

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Here's something you're going to 🧡🧡🧡. We are giving away FREE FEATHERWEIGHT CALIPERS WITH EVERY ORDER (limit one per customer, while supplies last).

​This is NO JOKE. 🤯🎸

These featherweight calipers measure imperial to two decimal places metric to one decimal place. They're perfect for a million things around your shop or for in your gig bag.

We don't have ton's of them, so they won't last long. If you want a set you should order soon. Shop via the link in our bio.

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You know how when mixing fresh shellac you always end up with either a clump or a few pieces that won't dissolve? Here's a really simple solution.

​This week's #TipTuesday comes from Brock Poling (luthiersworkbench) on our marketing team.

​We're going to make a 2# cut side-by-side, the traditional way and a faster way.  The traditional way takes about 12 hours to dissolve, the faster way takes about 20-30 minutes.

​​1 oz. of fresh shellac flakes (in this case super blond flakes)
​1 oz. denatured alcohol (or in our case Everclear)

⭐ ​Step 1 - Weigh out 1 oz of shellac flakes on a kitchen scale
⭐ ​Step 2 - Grind the flakes in a coffee grinder
⭐ ​Step 3 - Add 8 oz of alcohol
​⭐ Step 4 - Use a magnetic stirrer ($15-$20 on Amazon)

​​It helps to use glassware that has a perfectly flat bottom.

​20-30 minutes later, the shellac is fully dissolved and ready to strain and use.

​Keep it in an air tight jar and it should last for about 6 months in a cool, dry shop.


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🔥🔥 ANNOUNCING OUR NEXT GIVEAWAY, and this one is a doozy!  🔥🔥
​This week, we're giving away our GUITAR SHOP TOOL SET. This has over $900 of our most popular tools and just about everything you'll need to get started doing your own setups and basic fret work.

​🎸 Fretting Tools (lots of them)
​🎸 Nut & Saddle Making Tools
​🎸 Precision Measuring Tools
​🎸 Setup Tools
​🎸 Books
​🎸 ...And Much More
🎸 (no the guitar isn’t in the giveaway 😏)

​Entering is easy! All you need to do is:
🧰 Follow stewmac_guitar on Instagram
🧰 Tag a friend in the comments below

🛠️  You can enter once per day
🛠️ The contest ends Friday 9/18 at 4PM ET
🛠️ The winners will be posted that evening

​Per Instagram rules, this promotion is in no way sponsored, administered, or associated with Instagram, Inc. By entering, entrants confirm that they are 18+ years of age, release Instagram of responsibility, and agree to Instagram's terms of use.

​NO PURCHASE NECESSARY. LEGAL RESIDENTS OF THE UNITED STATES 18 AND OLDER. VOID WHERE PROHIBITED. Sweepstakes ends: 09/18/2020. For Official Rules and complete details, visit https://www.stewmac.com/sweepstakes-terms-and-conditions. Odds of winning depend on total number of eligible entries received. Sponsor: Stewart MacDonald.

#staysafe #thankyou

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Did a safe distance hang with this fine fellow this evening for the first time in nearly 3 months. #guitarrepair #danerlewine ...

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Albert King and Lucy.
#albertking #lucy #flyingv #danerlewine #bryangalloup #fried__okra

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Three decades later, Dan monsterfret and Bryan have re-teamed to reproduce Albert King’s iconic V, “Lucy”. To ensure these instruments not only look and feel the same, Dan used the last of his original Lucy wood to build one for joebonamassa and myself. Very happy to be a part of Dan and Alberts legacy.
#fried__okra #okrasguitarlounge #albertking #danerlewine millesimeguitars #joebonamassa #lucy #flyingv #joebonamassa

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Thank you stewmac_guitar for years of satisfaction using your tools! And these are just the files... 😂 😃 🎸💪 ...

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crismasterbasses makes fret removal look like a piece of cake. 🍰 Nice work!


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Dan in 1979 #throwbackthursday

​The more things change, the more they stay the same.

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Today's #TipTuesday comes from Randy Hughes hughesguitars and will help you get your fret ends seated nice and tight when pressing them in. Perfect every time. Check it out!


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