|Project by mountain934||posted 03-10-2011 03:43 PM||1396 views||2 times favorited||4 comments|
Here is another one of my unique stringed instrument builds. I luv carving and decided to adorn this with some wood and bone carvings. I call doing details like this ” eye candy” and seems folks who know my work luv looking at them too. This started out as a small ciger box [ middle ] and decided to cut another box and add the 2 pieces to the main one. There`s a real nice piece of lacewood for the fretboard with bone edge fretmarkers added.The bone wolfs head peghead detail came out awesome! The 3 wood spirit faces are carved from cherry as is the neck came from a piece of cherry slabwood. The ebony bridge is one of my custom rod piezo bridges with a removeable bone saddle. I cut soundports on each side of the main box with cut out lightning bolts as soundholes on the attached sides. It turned out awesome looking and sounds great too.
-- R.S.Bretz, Pa.