Had a few days to let the finish harden and now more applications are bringing us close to string up time.
the little Munica is filled time after time with 8 drops of dilute shellac and three drops of alcohol, then a drop of olive oil and another application begins.
This bear-claw Sitka Spruce is almost ready to have the bridge glued on. Maybe just a couple more days to string up time.
The bridges get the French Polish treatment too. they are lookin good.
Good to see the work table filling up again. The clamps are holding the pinecone plates onto the peg heads of the two concerts that will soon be getting their finish.
ALL OF A SUDDEN I HAVE FOUR MORE ORDERS FOR TENORS. One of my new customers asked about bear-claw Sitka Spruce. This is what I have left. Which do you like best. Bear-claw is not only pretty but it produces great sound. Some luthiers think the "claw" marks make for a stiffer soundboard, thus the better sound. ?????