April 21, 2009

It’s official, Beth and I have agreed upon a design and woods and style.  I have ordered (and partially received) the components to build Beth a Koa OM.  Today, I received the Koa, from Notable Woods, and Beth is pleased with the choice.



I showed in an earlier post some design considerations, and with only some slight alterations, we will proceed with ebony binding and BWB purfling with the koa and spruce body.  Lots of opportunity to adapt along the way and make this a really special guitar.  I’m even entertaining a koa headstock with a real groovy shape (for those of you who don’t know, groovy means cool).


I warned Beth that it will take some months before completion, to which she replied, “But I’m playing in a wedding in June!”.

She was joking.