Originally Posted by BluegrassPicker
I 've made several guitars/banjos and wood strip canoes also... NICE !
Does he have any more photos or plans for the guitar - I would love to see them
Here is his latest design - patterned after the Brazilian Craviola classical guitar:
On its side (note - lots of sanding dust on the body):
This one will be lighter than the 3.5-pound one I carried on my trip and has several other design changes, most notably the body and sound hole shape and the handlebar mustache bridge/saddle. When this photo was made he'd just attached the fretboard and drilled the holes in the headstock for the tuning keys. No finish work had yet been done on the guitar. The frets still have to be filed and recrowned. The bridge was just sitting on the top, not attached yet. He'll likely string this one up to set the action this week or next.
We've both always liked his 40-year-old-plus Craviola's rich bass and mellow overall tone and so he's hoping this one will have a similar sound, but be military-grade tough.