|Project by Lee Barker||posted 700 days ago||1207 views||0 times favorited||2 comments|
This bass body was constructed 8 or 9 years ago and never finished. A visitor to the shop spotted it, wanted it, and we worked all that out.
He was as taken by the back, which is lovely, even ribbon mahogany, as well as the startling front.
It’s birdseye pine, something we don’t see much of. Sounds terrific. Why I set it aside years ago I will likely never know, but in the meantime there’s another musical instrument out there laying down the foundation so the stars can shine.
Sorry about the mixed metaphor. But maybe all music is.
-- "...in his brain, which is as dry as the remainder biscuit after a voyage, he hath strange places cramm'd with observation, the which he vents in mangled forms." --Shakespeare, "As You Like It"