Thursday, November 12, 2009
So the quest continues.... The new four string resonator sporting binding and a tobacco road sunburst relic finish. The CBG represents the most detailed adventure into building a CBG yet, the neck is laminated oak and walnut. I used a scarf joint for the headstock and applied the classic Gibson black overlay.
I used grover tuning machines
and the neck is reinforced. I also used a barrel bolt system to attach the neck. The hand carved neck extends well into the heal. I am very happy with the results.
This little instrument has a very powerful voice and is very nice to play.
I am going to be sending this one to KLB so I am always nervous.... The deal we have is he is to pull no punches (and he doesn't) If he doesn't like it he lets me know. Well that's how I get better at making these things. You need to have someone that you trust to help evaluate the sound
and quality.. I trust KLB
Sunday, November 1, 2009
Well to all my new friends from the market thank you for stopping by and saying hello. As you can see the shop is a mess. Next project is going to be cleaning up from getting ready for yesterdays market. I have some new pictures that I will be posting soon so please come back and take a look. There are a couple of builds on the bench that are pretty over the top, the one in the picture is a six string suitcase resonator... more to follow. Also I am waiting on Keni Lee's newest instructional DVD Keni tells me I should have it any day. Thanks again for stopping by please leave a comment or shoot me an email to say hello. If I don't talk to you before then maybe I'll see you at the market on the 14th. Take care - Jim
If this is your first time on the blog don't forget to check out some of the video on the older posts. Jim