|Project by wellington||posted 08-08-2010 11:34 PM||2569 views||17 times favorited||23 comments|
I’m an acoustic guitarist, so I have the habit of getting really nerdy about the sound of wood…
Recently, I’ve been trying to think of a congratulations gift for a friend, because he’s about to land a record deal; this is what I came up with.
Five are walnut, and there’s a mahogany one for good luck (having 5 of one, 1 of another is a guitarist superstition thing).
The second picture is the tips of one of the woodies and my standard Dunlop Ultex 1.14mm pick.
Having spent quite a bit of the afternoon playing with these, I’m not going to lie, they actually sound quite wonderful. The edges are very round, and they cut back on overtones, so the sound they produce is very mellow.
It’s probably obvious, but these were made with a bandsaw and sandpaper… hand sanded to 1500, and finished with bee’s wax.
-- I want to be a space ship when I grow up.