The main reason we like vintage gear is the story connected to it. A ‘54 strat was there at the beginning. The marks are proof of where it’s been since. Getting an instrument from a maker is another way of becoming part of...Read more
I'm going to start a series of posts of maintaining a work life balance directed at fellow maker/owners. A lot of been written about work/life balance which is basically 'work less and do not work things more'. There's some...Read more
My customers get some pretty snazzy build pictures as their guitar is being built. Here are some from this week. -Matt ...Read more
Will is our new employee, and he's already got the best hair in the shop. "I'm from a mile-long beach town on the Delaware Bay, where you had to drive a half hour to get milk or bread. I started working at Musikraft four and...Read more
We don’t make 14 fret guitars but we do make cutaways with what has become known as the L-hole. Looks more like a backwards J but that’s longer......Read more
A songwriter who has been a big part of the Mule story going back to before I had ever even seen a resonator guitar is Jeffrey Foucault. If you havn't heard his stuff you're in for a poetic grit you havn't experienced. He's...Read more
Here's Jeffrey Foucault doing his thing on his Mule Resonator. You're welcome. -Matt https://youtu.be/uk66lcM4d60...Read more
I coach JV football. We frequently talk about “finding a way to win”. Depending on who they are playing against they need to try different techniques and strategies to win. A particular strategy might win them one more play....Read more
When I was 20 I first saw Huss and Dalton in Acoustic Guitar, and I went to work for them. EE Bradman gave me the opportunity to be interviewed and did a fine job asking questions. We talk background, tricones, and how...Read more
Charlie Parr playing "Delia" on his Mule tricone for the Folk Alley Sessions. Sweet lordy almighty he makes it sing. https://youtu.be/9Vh064fGz1c...Read more
In interviews with employees I ask them this question, “What’s your plan to help us?”It’s a hard question because it’s a real question. It can make it obvious if the interviewee is there for them or there to show they can...Read more
Out of 300 guitars I had never mis drilled the tuner holes. Until last month when I whiffed on two. This will fix that. Fellow guitar makers- learn basic CAD and how to weld, MIG is perfect although you'll see me TIG the...Read more
The qualities of a good neck - a shape that everyone likes - not just a C, not just a V, not "thick" not "thin". After handcarving around 1,000 necks Mule customers are telling me I'm on the right track.Read more
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