My pulse quickens at certain aspects of this hobby.
For instance, when I am in a thrift store and spot a good box across the room;
Or at a cigar store and the guy says "I want at least 2 bucks for those empty boxes" ;
Or, spotting a pile of old wood, just the right size for necks.
Or, when I first string up a new build and that first strum...
Or, when I first check for fret buzz - and there is none !
Or I see a CBG anywhere....
Anybody have this happen to them ever?
my pulse if that what you call it when I finished scalloping all my necks.
about 17 of them,the backs are shaped like a normal guitar.
the wood was 40x40 so had plenty of meat to grind off yes I used a grind and finish off with sand paper/wet& dry.
and glued bits of other type of hardwood to the heads..so very please.
the tulip wood easy to work on ,beechwood was a lot harder but the finish result is better than I could hope for. so very pleased I am.
OR when my wife sees how many cigar boxes I have in my workshop...................
Send surplus boxes to:
Old Road by River, Canada
here's a great one -
Seeing your grandson's eyes get BIG when you say " ... would you like this CB Guitar I made? It's yours."
Sweet, you think. I win.
Or - when your eyes get BIG when he picks the H-E-doubLLe-toothpicks out of it on first playing it.
Pulse quickens anew : This is the Weekend of the meeting of this Nation's N. CA chapter.
hoo raw. Strum Shop
Always good times, good chats, good guys and gals, good music; Great ideas.
I am looking forward to seeing that- guy and what's- his- name. I'm gonna listen to him- self play and talk building with whats-his-tats. Will's gonna be there, too.
I'm not great with names. For awhile I called everybody Jack.
That was back in the 1900's, and my Mom made me stop it.
... that was another pulse quickened.