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Guitar # 006:
Acoustic Dreadnought, with solid Padauk back and sides, Solid Bear-claw Sitka top, Ebony fret board and Bridge.
Completed December 15th, 2004
April 25, 08 Update.
This guitar has been my demonstrator and main axe for the last three and a half years. I've been dragging it to open mic events and letting everyone play it. Well one of those people who has played it multiple time is a gifted young finger style player by the name of Maxim Budnick. I've been blown away by his guitar work and song writing. He felt the same way by this guitar. So he gave me the call saying "I want your guitar". Ok, cool. I'm going to miss this guitar but I built it with the intent that others create something special with it, and I know Maxim will do that. Thanks Maxim.
Click here to listen to Maxim's Music: Maxim Budnick
Shot from the guitar shop: The End Graft.
Some times, when going through a pile of wood, one happen upon some craze knots and flame patterns. These are of no use for a structural part of the guitar but if used imaginatively can add some wonderful accent points. The end graft of this guitar is an example of one of these areas.
A small bit of Hard Maple with a wild flame pattern was ripped in two, laid out to mirror the centre line, and framed with black/maple pin lines. These three photos below were taken during the construction of this guitar, showing how I did it..