Today we are cutting slots for frets and installing them in the neck. There is lots of sanding and fussing.
It has been a busy week at strum factory.com. We are making 25 dulcimer guitars. Today we milk painted bodies and are preparing for them for shellac. We love this instrument because it so easy to play, even for the musically challenged. Each instrument of these instruments has a custom drawing inside that documents what is around me here in Florida.
we are working on the last little details before the finishing process.
we are moving along on our new batch of Strummers. The new outdoor space is enclosed and comfy to work in.
Just got back from a long summer of teaching. I had a great time. Taught a wonderful stringed instrument class with Keun Ho Peter Park at Arrowmont. It was so great to have 2 weeks to teach guitar making.
I am home and have spent the week moving our latest series of instruments forward. It has been wonderful to be back in my shop working with my sister .