A couple of weeks ago I beat my personal record for running my 2 mile loop around the nearby countryside. I call the run The Mad Dog with respect to the many canine egos that I have to manage on the way. This particular running session in question was different than the others because it was my first sincere attempt at beating my best overall time of 14 minutes, 59 seconds, and because I had actually lengthened the run a small fraction of its original length to augment its scenic viewing opportunities.
The GFA in Louisville this year gave me my first experience watching Eliot Fisk perform. For years I had hear his recordings and heard others chat condecendingly about the music he plays - that he makes lots of mistakes and how the tempo of each piece of music is too fast.
This guitar has now been sold to a good home in Toronto, Ontario.
After finally completing a guitar for myself I have sold this Kenny Hill Double Top that I have owned since 2006. It's a great guitar and definitely has been a great inspiration for my own guitar building.
- 650mm scale length
- Shaller Tuners with Ebony Buttons
- Dual Sound Ports
- Spruce Soundboard (Double Top)
- Indian Rosewood Back and Sides
Condition: (see photos in the above gallery)
These four guitars have been in the works for quite some time and are finally nearing completion. From front to back they John Gregerson's Honduran Rosewood Guitar, Stephen Mattingly's guitar, the GFA guitar and, after three years of working little by little on the weekends, my very own guitar using wood that I brought back from the Peace Corps in Jamaica.
John Gregerson of Minnessota is the buyer of guitar no. 4 and has decided to order another guitar from me, but this time, with wood that he has had on hand. I am, of course honored to take on this job and the wood he sent me to make the guitar with was definitely striking in appearance and quality.
That was the question as I stood there in the shop strategizing how I was going to smash him while he was still mezmerized by the florescent lights hanging above my workshop bench. Sometimes stuff happens when you are working on guitars. Bad things happen to good guitars, and good guitars in progress. Most of it can be prevented, but this...not this - and something had to pay.
What you see here is the product of much stress and the origin of new and colorful curse words. I am sure that all the handmade classical guitar rosette designs pictured on this page are fairly simple and easy to make compared to some, but each was a learning experience and presented their own challenge for me.