Serial Number - 014



Type of Instrument - Acoustic ; Headless Cutaway ; Active Back

Body Material - Redwood

Finish - water based urethane

Neck - Redwood 

Fingerboard - Redwood

Number of Frets - 

Bridge - Ebony ; 3 Compensated Walnut Saddles 

Nut - Zero Fret ; Walnut/Brass Anchor Block 

Tuning Machines - Custom Made 

Scale tength - 

Truss Rod - .500 square steel tubing 

Neck Width at Nut - 

Bridge Width at Saddle -  

Body Length - 

Body Width at Upper Bout -  

Body Width at Lower Bout -  

Body Width at Waist - 

Body Depth - 

Overall length - 

Sides - Walnut 

Back - Redwood

Top - Alaskan Yellow Cedar 

Lining - Solid 

Top Bracing - Interlocking 'X' Four Finger Braces and 

Back Bracing - two longitudinal spars mortised into tail block and neck, but .500 away from back, allowing for free floating back
Residence - still under construction

7/2/14 - #14 - a little scraping and filling on the yellow cedar top

7/2/14 - #14 - a little scraping and filling on the yellow cedar top

7/2/14 - #14 - I'm sorry for the poor picture of the re-glued head block for #14 and #15 on the side. They are on top of a piece of slate that has my sharpening stone, lately. I have a set of sharpening stones somewhere, but the slat woks, for now.

7/2/14 - #14 - I'm sorry for the poor picture of the re-glued head block for #14 and #15 on the side. They are on top of a piece of slate that has my sharpening stone, lately. I have a set of sharpening stones somewhere, but the slat woks, for now.

7/1/14 - #14 - Here is the head block / string retainer with slots roughed in, from the mounting face view.

7/1/14 - #14 - Here is the head block / string retainer with slots roughed in, from the mounting face view.

7/1/14 - #14 - Here is the head block / string retainer with slots roughed in, from the top view. I did not anticipate the redwood to split away between the string grooves, but we'll see what tomorrow brings...

7/1/14 - #14 - Here is the head block / string retainer with slots roughed in, from the top view. I did not anticipate the redwood to split away between the string grooves, but we'll see what tomorrow brings...

6/27/14 - #14 - fret markers coming up tomorrow

6/27/14 - #14 - fret markers coming up tomorrow

6/26/14 - #14 finger board ready for inlays, and walnut  rectangle snow flake  inlays waiting to go in 14 and 15 for now. The inlays shown are the larger ones for the first octave. Not enough daylight left to start on the inlays, I'll have to wait for tomorrow for that.

6/26/14 - #14 finger board ready for inlays, and walnut rectangle snow flake inlays waiting to go in 14 and 15 for now. The inlays shown are the larger ones for the first octave. Not enough daylight left to start on the inlays, I'll have to wait for tomorrow for that.

number fourteen limbo

for the moment.

This new bracing for # 14 moved the X intersection forward in what is already a small instrument. I am waiting on a Fishman double coil  acoustic sound hole pickup, which seems the most natural option. Number 8 is 00-15 sized and has a Fishman Rare Earth, and I believe that is one ore the reasons that #8 is my favorite. So, for the moment, #14 is on a lower priority until I get the pickup in hand. I have been focusing on the solid body #15, and sweet sixteen. It's always something...
6/23/14 - #14 string retainer/head block and spares for her sisters, and beginnings of tuners

6/23/14 - #14 string retainer/head block and spares for her sisters, and beginnings of tuners

6/22/14 - #14 front side

6/22/14 - #14 front side

6/22/14 - #14 back side

6/22/14 - #14 back side

Here is #14 top side with a wash coat of urethane'

Here is #14 top side with a wash coat of urethane'

Here is #14 with a wash coat of urethane, wiring to dry.

Here is #14 with a wash coat of urethane, wiring to dry.

Here is some bracing detail of # 14.

Here is some bracing detail of # 14.

Here are the sides and linings glued in.

Here are the sides and linings glued in.

123/12/14 with holes and pickup

123/12/14 with holes and pickup

12/12/14 back side - with an active back - unbelievable sound against my belly - active back can be a good thing...

12/12/14 back side - with an active back - unbelievable sound against my belly - active back can be a good thing...