This weekend my young apprentice and I set about designing and building two very decorative ukuleles.
It was refreshing to see the designs he came up with and that they challenged my preconceptions of what should or should not be done.
Preparing the jig to receive the back on Steel String guitar 028VS (serial No.PB_101)
Jon visited my workshop August 2013 and recorded this.
This walnut has been a joy to use in the making of this Torres Style concert guitar. It has warmth and good compatibility with the Swiss spruce soundboard and produces rich and sonorous low registers with bright and controlled upper registers. The finish is French Polish which I think compliments the beauty of the wood and allows real freedom of tone.
Keep your eyes on the site for video of this guitar being played in the near future.