"Straight wire in any circuit can act like an antenna , especially on the input.
So twisted wire on the input of a circuit is to reduce the effect of unwanted signals in the environment.
Twisted pairs in the circuit, or in the output circuit…"
"Everyone has their preference.,.,I dislike tiny fretwire unless it is on a Uke., To make life easy I use Stew-Mac #148, medium/medium for fretting, and Stew-Mac #150 widest/highest for my zero frets.,.,for fun sometimes I use the #150 for the…"
"seems like I tried paste wax.,too messy.,..,i stick with Zinsser Amber Shellac or Krylon black spray paint on Oak.,.,years ago I used vegetable oil in a pinch, but in my old age I would not recommend it.,.,gums up over time.,.,. I have used the oils…"
"As far as looks go.,.,I'd give this a 9.999 on a scale of 10.,.,I love the patina.,.,looks like it paddled a canoe after a bar fight on it's way to Beale street.,.,,.newsprint pickup cover is extra cool.,.,"
"There are tons of LM386 PCB's available from China. The ones on AliExpress are available all over the net as well., I bought 10 each from EBay for about $2 each.,then I bought 10 JRC LM386 chips from Mouser to make the .3 watt amp into a 1 watt…"
Many thanks for your comments, Jerry. The second output comes from a piezo pickup that is not visible and is attached to the plywood face under the central bracing bar. The preamp is always in circuit to the first output and its level can be adjusted pretty easily with the volume control. The idea was to have options for the different pickup responses of the electret mic and the piezo - or even combine them, although I've not tried this. Enjoyed your photos - some good looking guitars there!