|Project by SirSeth||posted 02-08-2013 01:57 AM||1740 views||4 times favorited||15 comments|
Since I’m new to LumberJocks I thought I’d post some old projects. This is my first acoustic that has been my “stay home” guitar for the past 8 years. I’ve just recently established a shop and hope to get back to instrument building. Currently, I’m working on a band saw though.
This guitar is a modified Kasha braced small jumbo with a short neck and big sound. The top is ancient redwood old growth timber that was reclaimed from the large beams of a saw mill in Oregon. The rings as as close as 40 lines per inch on some parts of the top—almost too close to count without a magnifying glass. The back and sides are East Indian Rosewood. The binding is curly maple. I have many more ideas to try and now that I’m spending more time in the workshop I hope to finish a couple of instruments over the next year or so (But you know life).
I’ve played many very expensive guitars and this one sounds better than 99% of them. Only one guitar I have owned was sounded better to me and that was a 1994 Lowden O25c (for those of you who know guitars). That was my inspiration for this guitar.
-- What if the hokey pokey really is what it's all about?