No. 17 and Fostering Faith Foundation

Guitar donation to the Fostering Faith Foundation’s Charity Event & Silent Auction so that they may continue granting Foster Children’s Holiday Wish Lists while being able to provide clothing, assistance with needed items, scholarships and more throughout the year as well.

• Four String Acoustic
• Natural Finish
• Chrome Hardware
• Walnut Fret Board
• 25” Scale with Zero Nut
• Reinforced Neck Design (1/8″ steel rod)
• Spruce Top
• Birch Back
• Floating Bridge (Maple with Notched Ebony Top)
• D’Addario Tenor Guitar Strings
• Chicago Tuning (D=32) (G=22) (B=14) (E=10)

No. 15 – Heritage Tenor Acoustic

Number 15 is a classic Flintwood Heritage build but with some requested custom changes.  The customer wanted all black walnut neck, back, and sides with a red cedar top.  Mixed with the French polish it made a fantastic rustic look.  I also adjusted the scale from 25″ down to 23″ for lower string tension.  The outcome feels very nice and I think that I will continue the 23″ scale for future 4-string builds.

  • Four String Acoustic
  • Natural Finish
  • Black Hardware
  • Walnut Fret Board
  • 23” Scale with Zero Nut
  • Reinforced Neck Design (1/8″ steel rod)
  • Red Cedar
  • Black Walnut Neck, Back, and Sides
  • Black Hardtail Bridge

Bending Wood With A Curling Iron

A luthier bending iron can be expensive. Here is a cheap alternative in case you wanted to experiment with wood bending for your next cigar box guitar or small folk instrument project.

Check out the video here:

Flintwood Guitars:
Handcrafted folk and blues instruments designed to be simple and fun. Created in the styling of cigar box and folk instruments, Flintwood guitars offer a fresh new tone to add to your collection.

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This Strange Love

Picture a lonely woman walking out of a restaurant. She has just been stood up. On her sooner than expected walk home she pulls a young man from the street just before he is hit by a car. She embraces him with blind compassion and tells him to be careful. 20 years later he is a renowned doctor and local figure. An older woman visits his ER one night after being hit by a car. He saves her life, only to realize that many years ago, she had already saved his. They once again embrace. Around every corner, there is an opportunity to love someone and we never know when that love may return to us. We are all connected in this great ebb and flow for reasons we may not understand, but when we give, sometimes we find a piece of the puzzle.


Time, you know our time is gonna leave us
Time is something that we cannot hold
Someday we’re gonna find the mystery
When we walk, that lonesome road

The feeling of a moment or a memory
Both as true as how they came to be
Still it seems we find ourselves forgetting
Who we are, and what that means

But this strange love, it has it’s reasons
For the time that we share
This strange love, it never leaves us
And we know its always there

Heart and soul, a river to an ocean
One is life, the other how we live
With every turn we’re bound to face the mystery
That who we are, is what we give

But this strange love, it has it’s reasons
For the time that we share
This strange love, it never leaves us
And we know its always there


Recorded and Produced by: Evan Hinshaw, Shane Young
Written by: Shane Young, Evan Hinshaw

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Old English

Here is the latest track from my band Catchlight:

Everyone is a captain of their own ship. At some point, even the best Captains can get lost. Everything from the current to the crew can influence our direction, but in the end, we must find our own way home.

Will you ever find the freedom that you’ve been aching for?

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