"Little Roarer" - Old "La Galbana" cigar box. Poplar neck, which I stained antique pine then "darkened" around the edges. The maple fretboard was given the same treatment as the neck and lightly sanded back between the 18 and-a-half brass frets (managed to squeeze half a fret on the high end). Age-patinated Mini Humbucker producing a "sizzling" 13k ohms plus... it's quite noisy! The bridge, nut and rear string retainer are made from brass. Bronze zodiac (Pisces) "Roar" knob. Light wax and wipe. The placid appearance belies the sound. Tuned to Deep And Dirty!

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Comment by Bob "Ambrose" Negus on October 17, 2019 at 9:58am

Very kind compliments Jerry.  I've tried to build in subtle characteristics whilst no overdoing it. The DAD tuning and the string height action seems to work well.  It is nice to strum, pick and slide.

Comment by Jerry Jordan on October 17, 2019 at 6:58am

9.9 out of 10 .,.,one of the prettiest I have seen.,.,looks like it would play and sound great.,.,I love all the brass.,,.nice color and patina .,

Comment by Bob "Ambrose" Negus on October 16, 2019 at 4:04am

Thanks T-G, Dave and AGP.  I think the level of "patinating" is about where I wanted it to be.  Only just bedding it in.  It's giving out a strong tone.  I've yet to show a vid on the Nation.  I ought to start setting something up; hopefully in the near future.

Comment by AGP # on October 15, 2019 at 5:05pm

Sweet "Bob", love the staining and the Pickup Patina work, would love to hear it "Roar" ?  :-)

Comment by Dave Lynas on October 15, 2019 at 4:50pm
Ambrose. That’s a beauty! Bet it Rocks.
Comment by T-Gripped on October 15, 2019 at 2:02pm

That color gradation is quite nice, both on the box and on the neck.

Comment by Bob "Ambrose" Negus on October 15, 2019 at 12:58pm

Thank you BrianQ and Denbo for your kind compliments.

Comment by Dennis "Denbo" Goodinson on October 15, 2019 at 11:36am

Excellent work Ambrose, great colour & ageing, impressive :))

Comment by BrianQ. on October 15, 2019 at 11:23am

Quite a looker!

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