Wednesday, 12 October 2011

I’ve been doing lots of repairs over the summer with plenty of variety to keep things interesting;  replacing and refretting fingerboards, crack repairs, refinishing, broken necks, loose braces, fitting bridges, new nuts, setups. I love the variety of this job!

After all the repairs, it’s nice to get started on my latest guitar. A commission for an Oxwich parlour guitar. The brief was to use as many Welsh woods as possible so I’m using Walnut for the back/sides, Sycamore for the neck, bog oak for the fingerboard and bridge, figured oak for the binding and head veneer. The soundboard is from Prince of Wales island… Alaska. To continue the welsh theme I’m inlaying a celtic knotwork rosette around the soundhole.

In beekeeping news, all 3 hives are doing well, I collected 19 jars of honey from the largest hive, they’re all medicine and fed for the winter so fingers crossed for a good year next year.

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