Summer is a bit too busy and humid for guitar building but I have been working on a number of new jigs & tools and I'll get them posted here sometime in the near future.
Summer is also a good time to sort out the next instrument designs and get all the moulds etc for them built.. This falls projects so far look like a Tenor ukulele build of all Canadian woods and a new Tenor Guitar for me.. Rick's Tenor turned out so well I'm going to make another for myself that hopefully will turn out as good and end up being my sort of go to instrument.. Of course I should just replicate the design I used for Rick but there is no fun in that so I'll be doing a scaled down version of a Gibson LO body. I used the LO body shape for the Mandocello but this one will be about 0.88% of that size and 21.375" scale length again. probably and arm bevel as well but no need for fan frets.
I've been debating the wood as well but it is looking like it will be Zircote & Ancient Sitka Spruce (3000 year old spruce from a bog in Alaska), so it will be a dark looking guitar..
I now officially have more wood than I know what to do with, well not really i know what to do with it I just need time to do it :-)
Some Gal Photos:
|Harry Fleishman bass|
|One of Jeffrey Yong's guitars violates a lot of rules about guitar building but sounds GREAT|
|Retopped Ovation By Kinnard Guitars with Larry Robinson rosette|
|Howard Repogle's Ukes|
|Some more Harry Fleishman guitars|