Monday, June 23, 2008

Uses for Binder Clips - Making Eric Clapton's Guitar

luthier using binder clips to clamp mahogany kerfing to rosewood sides

Zoom sent me this a couple of weeks ago and I keep forgetting to post it:

I bought a discarded library book the other day called Clapton's Guitar. After I got it home I was looking at the photographs illustrating the making of the guitar. I thought of you immediately when I saw this one, but it took me the better part of a week to get around to scanning it. I hope you like it.

I do like it. I see on Wikipedia, that Clapton was ranked fourth in Rolling Stone Magazine's list of the "100 Greatest Guitarists of All Time"[Source] If his luthier hadn't used binder clips, he probably would have only been fifth or sixth.

2 comments:

Michael T said...

I'm so happy that one of the blogs I read has this running theme, and that I therefore have cause to get excited about seeing binder clips on Clapton's guitar. Thank you.

David Scrimshaw said...

And I'm so happy that you feel this way. Every now and then I get the feeling that I'm the only one who cares about binder clips. But then Zoom sends me a photo and I get a positive response from a reader.

Thank you.