|Here are some more pictures of the notorious
Batch of Fifteen . . .
Rick Chelew's mahogany and cedar one, which sounds eerily like my H-4
from 1979 here.
A detail of the front, showing the purfling and rosette. . .
. . .and a detail of the back:
This lone photo of Bob Carlin's sunburst Sitka and mahogany H just did
not come out, and I apologize. The sunburst is exquisite but my feeble
snapshot makes it appear as if it's just three zones of yellow/orange/black.
Ach. Trust me, it's really much, much more subtle and warm. This was taken
at the SCGC shop, the UPS truck was approaching as I snapped it, and it
was Bob's birthday and we were trying to get it to him ASAP.
Here's my little personal fleet:
To photo page1929 13-fret Gibson Nick Lucas, in Brazilian and adirondack
#1 :Ray Bierl Sitka+EIR | Josh Michaell cedar+walnut | PH redwood+sycamore
#2 :Rick Chelew cedar+mahogany | Bob Carlin sunburst sitka+mahogany
#3 :Henry Kaiser redwood+pink ivory|+PH
#4 :Kevin Carr
#5 : Chris Cooper Adirondack+bigleaf maple
#6 : Bruce Molsky Adirondack+padauk |