It seemed like forever, but it finally happened. Number One is done!!

There are a few things I’d do differently for the next ones, and I have 5 bodies in my closet that have a major change included already, but all in all, this was a smashing success.

  • The P90’s sound like chiming bells, or like mean crunchy things, and a whole lot in between.
  • The sustain is literally forever, I think I somehow tapped into perpetual motion somehow. This is the first guitar I have to palm mute. (Might be the quality of my Dot Studio?)
  • It can be played as an acoustic. I know what you’re thinking, and no, I don’t mean it sounds like a Martin, but I can play this in a small room for friends and family without plugging in.
  • the thing is beautiful. Not like Clapton’s “I want a guitar that can hang in a museum” beautiful, but “wow, I want to play that” beautiful. Tony at Luthier’s workshop did the tobacco spit and setup.

The list of thanks you’s are predictable, but you don’t get from an idea to done without enablers. Here is a list of mine:

  • God gave me the talent and the opportunity to use it in woodworking.
  • My wife believed I could do it and trusted me to pull it off.
  • My dad was my first shop teacher, showing me how to be a traditionalist outside the box.
  • Brian and Al gave let me try out my ideas after hours.
  • Tony gave me some legitimate luthier horsepower to back up my woodworking.

So here are some pics, the next set are underway and I can’t wait to see how they turn out! If you want to see the whole set, here’s a link to the rest of the pics.

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