I thought we were fairly close. My time Mar 69 - Apr 70. I've seen some videos of Chu Lai on You Tube form not too long ago. The thought of returning for a visit has crossed my mind but that is as far as it went. How long have you been playing the strumstick and cbg's.
I just listened to your Merlin. Very nice Pine. Have you tightened the screws on the friction tuners. Good tuners will hold tune when those screws are tight. Cheap tuners will be hard to keep in tune and will slip. Good tuners will hold. Keep on pickin Pine. Good on you. .. Dave