May 21, 2008

I’ve place an order with LMI for a Koa back and sides, Mahogany top parlor guitar.  The Koa is the best quality figure and color available, but it’s on backorder until May 30th.  So, I don’t expect any deliveries until early June.

I’ve dropped a line to Iris, the person for whom I’m building the guitar.  Here’s the gist of my email:

Now that this looks official, I want to let you know that I am very excited about building your guitar.  I have made some design decisions which, if they come out like I imagine them, should be stunning.  My only concern is that I become quite attached to the guitars that I build, and once it’s ready for delivery, I may get a little emotional.  

I will keep you posted all through the build process.  I will document on my blog, and whenever I post an update on your guitar, I’ll send you an email prompting you to go take a look.  Also, if you are interested, I can run design decisions through you for your input.  Of course, you can always choose to allow me to take off and make all decisions myself. 

I work on several guitars at the same time.  For example, I’m finishing up a Rosewood OM guitar for myself at the same time I’m progressing with Larry’s Maple OM.  Once your materials arrive (by May 30th), I will be finished with the Rosewood and be working on Larry’s and your guitar at the same time.


I don’t know how quickly I will deliver, but it looks like around 3 months, on average, from start to finish