Finished carving out binding channel last night! Pretty excited about having 3 with tone bars & 2 different X-Braces (one way forward). All 1-Piece tops from the same piece of Alaskan Sitka! Maybe ready for Wintergrass! We'll see!
Finish is cured! Strung up and ready for action! I'll be at Stevenson (GorgeGrass) Friday-Sunday with a few! Strong bunch! Very pleased with tone, volume & playability!
This is where they really come to life! Seeing the figure punch through! And listening to... Shellac. Just 'cause. Steve Albini is a wizard. Currently, two from this run are spoken for, just in case anyone is interested. The other three might go pretty fast. The last batch was spoken for within a couple weeks of the finish curing. Very excited to hear them again! Ants in my pants!
Moving right along with this run! Strung up in the white a few days ago & they all have a lot to say! On track for Stevenson Bluegrass (or GorgeGrass, now?)!
Very pleased with this bunch!!! Screamin' from the start! They'll take turns on the vibrator rack & we'll be at Wintergrass Fri-Sun!!!
Happy with the progress! All one piece tops and backs! I put ebony veneers on the back of the headstocks this time, and ebony stringers in the necks. Everything has a nice ring! All X-Braced and radiused necks! Shooting for early January? Maybe?