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Handmade Guitars Make Wonderful Gifts PDF Print E-mail

These things don't grow on trees!

If your only access to guitars is through guitar stores, then there's a very good chance that you've never seen a truly handmade guitar before.
I define the term "hand-made" as being made without the use of computerized or automated machinery. You know, like they used to make 'em. I don't go so far as to disallow the use power tools - as long as the tool operator is in control of either the tool or the wood going through it.

Got me under Pressure!

In other words, feeding a block of wood into the mouth of a robot and getting a nearly completed guitar out the other end is not what I'd call handmade.Yet, that's often the word I see digitally engraved across their headstocks.

So, indeed, it is rare to find an item such as mine in this day and age. Handmade from start to finish... in America, no less. Some of the reasons for that touch on the political, some are rooted in greed and the pursuit of "easy money". The result is monotony dressed up as a choice between six exciting colors at prices you can't beat.

Me? I just love seeing how nice of a guitar I can make. That's all. Then I try to sell it so I can make another one.

Now, I don't make any claims of perfection. Perfection is an elusive goal that I'll forever be in pursuit of. All I can do is my best. A keen eye can find evidence of my hand on any of my 200 plus guitars, so far. Shit, it turns out, does happen. A bug foot here, a sanding mark there...
My only claim is that I can play every kind of music I know how to play on every guitar that I offer to sell. And I think that players of all levels - from professional to beginner will be able to do the same. I like to think I'm selling inspiration.
Ho Ho Joe

Introducing RockPlates™ by Till Guitars PDF Print E-mail

You won't find genuine RockPlates by Till Guitars in many stores, I'm afraid. Times are such that most retailers have to rely on selling cheap imported goods at ridiculous markups to pay their ridiculously high rents. A tough situation for sure.

TG-250 'Midnite Blues' Maple- $20
At their markup, they'd have to charge a hundred dollars apiece for these things!

Not gonna happen.

Instead, I just have to look harder for cool places, owned by real people with an appreciation for handmade American crafts. I've already found a few. I list them as I find them here. I'd really appreciate hearing from you if you can think of any stores that carry handmade American things.

Decora or Toggle S-Style Maple - $25

If you ask me, the easiest way to buy one is to This e-mail address is being protected from spam bots, you need JavaScript enabled to view it . Just tell what you want. If I have one ready I can send it right away. If not, I can put one on the barbie and have it ready soon.
I've decided that Paypal is evil and have discontinued my account with them. I can accept cash or personal checks only at this time. Although it might be possible to work something out through my Etsy Store.

Click on Page 2 for prices and styles. Each shape is available for both Toggle and Decora/Rocker switches as well Coasters and Picture Frames.
Any color can be applied to any shape I make. Just ask.

How Blue?
Tilly Blue
Get All Three!

Natural Flame Maple LP
VIntage Burst
I Wanna Red One!

Natural Flame Maple
Green is Good
Mahogany on Maple



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Coasters and Picture Frames PDF Print E-mail

Ash Tillycoasters

Telecoasters? Stratocoasters?
Step right up!

These are the coolest. Your moms will be so pleased that you're using a coaster. No more rings on the furniture!

How many of them I make is directly related to how busy I am with real guitars. Thankfully, I'm hardly making any lately because the guitar business is picking up a bit. But I will make limited custom runs for anyone who This e-mail address is being protected from spam bots, you need JavaScript enabled to view it . (I no longer offer my wares on Etsy because they've weakened their "handmade" selling requirements too much.)

Coasters are available in Tele, Strat, Les Paul and ES-335 shapes.

Walnut TillCoasters - $25 Ea.
Ash TeleCoaster - $25 Each



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