On March 4, I made a journey over to Clarksville, TN and Austin Peay State University to attend Dieter Hennings guitar concert. I made the trip with a photographer, Ron Baker, who bore witness to the crazy tornado damage along I-40 as we drove. Dieter has been performing on Guitar No. 56 for about one year and this was the first opportunity I had to attend one of his concerts.
Here are some pictures of a recent project I just completed in which I stripped the lacquer off a 1980 Kohno and refinished the gutiar with a French Polish of Shellac. The original lacquer had yellowed quite a bit and apparently the wood underneath was quite beautiful.
These are some pictures that display a hint of the viewshed from the back deck, inlcuding a view of what the stars can look like without light pollution.
The house is perched on a ridge line that climbs about 800 feet out of a bench from the Cumberland Plateau. It's actually about 25 miles from the main body of the Cumberland Plateau, but the western escarpement includes many outlying plateau islands that gradually descend into Tennessee's highland rim. The house rests on such an island, known locally as Linder Mountain.