Under the hood now! The aluminum shielding plate under the pickguard is stamped “Kaiser” in red letters. No ground wire was needed for the jack, since the shield is electrically a ground. There’s a waxy old original tone cap, and the typical cloth-covered Fender wire… Read more »
1960 Fender Jazzmaster Deep Dive, Part 1!
Here’s a very nice 1960 Fender Jazzmaster that a client brought in for minor adjustments. He also wanted an almost-total disassembly of the guitar to check out its condition “under the hood”, with me keeping an eye out for replaced parts or non-original solder joints…. Read more »
LP Standard Gets A Cool New Bridge!
This is my 2005 Les Paul, bought new from the guys at West Chester Music. It is weight-relieved, but not chambered, and was always a good-sounding and playing guitar. BUT…I can’t resist seeing if I can make a good thing better. I rewired it with… Read more »
Building a Hurdy-Gurdy Kit!
This is a very cool working mechanical model of a hurdy-gurdy that my wife gave me for Christmas, built from a kit offered by a Ukrainian company called UGears. All the parts are laser-cut on sheets of plywood. They snap together without glue, and with… Read more »
Booker T. Jones at AMH, 11/19/2019!
Ardmore Music Hall presented Booker T. and his excellent band on their current tour to promote Booker’s new autobiography (“Time Is Tight”) and CD, (“Note By Note”). He read from his book, took questions (I got in on that), played a full concert, and signed… Read more »
HEY! I Have A YouTube Channel!
Sign on to YouTube, and enter “Jay Scott Guitar” in the search window. You’ll see my black and white promo photo (above, from the days when I needed one) at the top of the list. Click on that, and you’ll be taken right to the… Read more »
Play It Loud, Part 2!
More photos from my trip to the Met in NYC! The captions tell the tale. This was an amazing lineup of iconic gear. Eddie’s pedals (check out the mid-boost on the MXR eq!) and the Variacs that helped him develop the “Brown Sound”! Page’s setup… Read more »
Play It Loud At The Met!
A beautiful September Friday the 13th in NYC, and no better way to spend the day than to look at amazing rock ‘n’ roll, country, and blues instruments at the Play It Loud exhibition at the Metropolitan Museum! Here are photos I took of Jeff… Read more »
Gourd Banjos at MoAR!
This event took place at the Museum of the American Revolution (www.amrevmuseum.org) in Philadelphia, on August 10-11, 2019. I made it down for the second day and enjoyed meeting and learning from the people from Handshouse Studio (www.handshouse.org). They made the instruments, a few of… Read more »
Swamp Ash Live, CUTS 2019!
This show was the musical highlight of our summer! On August 4, we appeared with Trout Fishing In America at Upper Merion Township’s long-running Concerts Under The Stars series, with Jesse Lundy from Point Entertainment handling the booking end of things. Pleasant Valley Sound’s Jordan… Read more »