As some of you may know, our Facebook page recently reached
4,000 likes. In order to thank everyone for their dedication
to following our brand and story, we decided to give away a Guitar
Finishing Kit for free! In order to be entered to win, the
contestant must have commented on the post with what they would use
the Behlen Guitar Finishing Kit for. Using
Random.org, a winner was chosen: Tom Baker. If you missed
what is included in our Behlen Guitar Finishing Kit and what you
can expect to accomplish with a kit, read our post here.
We wanted to learn more about one of our loyal fans - so, we
decided to ask him a few questions.
The questions are in black with the respective answers from
Tom Baker in red.
How long have you been finishing guitars for?
I've been building and finishing
guitars and drums since the beginning of 2014.
How many guitars (or instruments) have you
finished? I believe as of
right now, 9 guitars, 2 basses, 3 snare drums, and 1 full drum
What is your profession? BB Custom Musical Instruments
How did you hear about Mohawk/Behlen? By accident at my local retailer and had
seen in the Wood Worker Supply Catalog.
What is your favorite guitar that you have
finished? My favorite is the
one that I am doing right now. Having the video to show me
the steps that I had been missing before was tremendous helpful,
which makes this one and the ones going forward my
How long did that guitar take for you to
finish? Not accounting for
dry and cure times, maybe 3 hours give or take.
Why was this certain guitar your favorite?
I had been struggling since the
inception of my business to get a "dipped in glass" gloss finish.
With the products in the finishing kit, I have been able to
get closer than ever to the end product that I am trying to
Below are a two guitars that Tom used his Guitar Finishing Kit
on. He told us that he is in the process of building a guitar
from scratch, and we will write a detailed blog post about his next
guitar finishing project (and yes, it will include pictures).
Follow us on Twitter and Facebook to know when our next blog post has
been published. Great job, Tom!