these grace design preamps are the best thing I have heard in a long time. can't recommend them enough. both the Alix and felix are in stock also I do love this LR Baggs Venue DI. Some great features and quality sound from a great company. also in stock
Some cleaning up to do, but today I close up the new 7 string Mezzo violin.
This 12 fret Parlor guitar Red Spruce top, Flamed mahogany back and sides, Flamed Cedro neck feather weight with an incredible clarity and depth of tone.
This newest 6 string violin (famiola) built for a wonderfull musician in Santa Monica. big leaf maple back and sides. Constructed on a redrawn form based on a Cremonese golden mean.
Recently completed 7 string Mezzo Violin. The second 7 string on this frame, a challange to build but it came out well I think. Here is an excerpted quote from the customer after playing it a bit: "...My favorite unexpected so far is/are the unbelievable harmonic overtones that can be drawn out by bowing at [...]
Recently completed 5 course Florentine Mandocello (Luito) for John Pailillio Sitka top , mahogany back and sides . Laminated Cedro neck. Ebony fittings.
This Florentine scrolled mandolin just completed for Dr. Richard Wing. Red Maple back and sides with Ebony trim. I like the understated appointments. A clean, yet classic, appearance. These are a challenge to build but worth the effort I think. A beautiful sounding instrument.
This A-style Mandocello just completed for Jim Walsh. Of Sitka Spruce and Red Maple, it turned out beautifully with a clear and open tone. Very punchy in the low strings and massive amounts of sustain. The basic appointments give a classic look.
Here are some pics of several new violins delivered this year . All of Sitka Spruce and one piece Big Leaf Maple back and sides. This combination is giving consistently great results with a sweet and full tone. The first was for Judith Bichai from Montreal. The requested "Daisy" peghead was an interesting twist on [...]