Hello, it's been awhile since I last posted on here, but life got in the way as usual. I promised Adiana a long time ago I would post pictures of a guitar I was building. I still need to finish that one, but this one is now done, and is much better anyway!http://i36.photobucket.com/albums/e17/W ... s_v_18.jpghttp://i36.photobucket.com/albums/e17/W ... s_v_19.jpg
The body is Honduran mahogany and the neck Eastern Curly Maple:http://i36.photobucket.com/albums/e17/W ... s_v_20.jpghttp://i36.photobucket.com/albums/e17/W ... s_v_21.jpg
It features an African Blackwood fingerboard and headplate with Paua shell inlay on the fingerboard and mother of pearl Scorpions "S" on the headplate. African Black wood is actually a type of rosewood, and is very hard to get in larger pieces and quite expensive.http://i36.photobucket.com/albums/e17/W ... s_v_22.jpg
This is my "trademark" -- I inlay the fingerboard into the neck, so that it is a one-piece maple neck and binding concept. The headplate is done the same way.http://i36.photobucket.com/albums/e17/W ... s_v_23.jpg
The plan was to give it Rudolf as a "retirement" gift, and a souvenir to remember his days playing in Canada by. The bridge, nut and pickup on the guitar are actually manufactured by Canadian companies. But I was not able to finish it in time to try and make the necessary arrangement to present it to him before their show in Toronto July 2, and I wanted to make sure it was good to go before making any kind of arrangement, and I literally just finished it yesterday! We are leaving tomorrow (Sunday) for the concert.
I tried messaging Lars Amend to see if he could advise me on who to contact to make the arrangement, or maybe relay the message to Rudy, but no response.
Does anyone possibly know how it could be done on such short notice?? Otherwise, it looks like I'm keeping it then. I can be happy that I was successful in completing it in time. I almost gave up a few times! And it plays and sounds very sweet too. But it's still really disappointing.