This is "Nuclear-Powered Guitar Dynamo"
Tommy Roach's "Tony Rice model": Santa Cruz,
which he dropped off for a new
nut installation and an overall tweak.
Thank you Tommy for entrusting
this beautiful piece to my care.
After "testing the waters"
with a couple of Taylors and an Ibanez
that I had worked on for him
and his students, he returned the
third time, with the his Santa Cruz.
When I'm working on instruments of this caliber ,
I can relax , knowing that this ( $7000.00 ) guitar
is held firmly and safely in the optimum position
to do my micro-surgery to get the original nut out cleanly
and to fit the new nut accurately. Tommy had confided in me, after his guitar was returned in top shape,
that the first thing he looked for before
leaving his Santa Cruz ......
( although he never said anything at the time ) ,
was to make sure that I wasn't about to put his
guitar in a vice.
He had noted the leather padded TechDeck Workstation,
saying .... that was definitely one of the deciding factors
that convinced him that it was safe to leave the guitar
with this guy.
I have to say thanks again,
to the entire StringTech Engineering Team,
for an amazing tool that has, reduced my stress level dramatically, especially when handling
high end instruments like this one;
and improved my whole approach
to Guitar Repair and Design !