On The Bench

RUCKUS !!!

Posted On Feb 09, 2014

THE RUCKUS !!                                               Old and New                  

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CD Custom Update #4 Ruckus

Posted On Jan 19, 2014

Chuck and I have named his model the Ruckus. It’s a term reflective of when the electric guitar was all about rebellion and the music being played in garages, basements and recording studios was often associated with making a Ruckus. “What’s all that Ruckus?” “Why can’t you play some nice…

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CD Custom Build Update #3

Posted On Jan 05, 2014

  The body is fully routed, drilled, filled, and sanded. I then put what I call a dirty stain on the guitar, wait till dry and then sand it all off. This is a common practice among builders who use figured tops and really makes the grain pop especially when…

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CD Custom Update #2

Posted On Dec 27, 2013

We have made quite a bit of progress on the CD Custom model and Chuck and I are collaborating on a daily basis concerning the build. The original idea was to reproduce his 1966 Telecaster that had been altered by the previous owner whose intentions may have been better than…

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CD Custom Build #1

Posted On Dec 09, 2013

I am happy to have Mr. DAloia’s 1966 Telecaster in the shop to start the prototype of the CD Custom. This will be a faithful reproduction of Chuck’s main guitar for the past 33 years. We had quite a time getting it here. Without going into a long story, take…

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Getting Ready

Posted On Jun 16, 2013

Getting Ready  We are excited to announce that Rocco Guitars will be exhibiting at the Summer NAMM show in July! This year the show is being held at the brand new Music City Center in downtown Nashville, Tennessee. We have been very busy getting ready for the show and believe…

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CHARACTER

Posted On Apr 01, 2013

With the availability and advancements of 3D printers today, how far off are we from creating replicas of classic instruments with the touch of a button? The easy answer is not far. If measurements can be taken, theoretically it can be reproduced by a 3D printer. It seems futuristic and…

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The Blue Streak and Fear

Posted On Mar 03, 2013

  When I was growing up in Northeastern Ohio, one of our favorite things to do in the summer was visit Cedar Point Amusement Park. Cedar Point is still known for its classic wooden roller-coaster, The Blue Streak. I think I was seven or eight years – old when my…

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Doing More

Posted On Feb 03, 2013

One of the greatest and simplest tools for learning more and growing is doing more. John Roger I built my first guitar in 1993.  At the time, I was at a transitional point in my life and really not doing much. I was burned out on the music business and…

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