April 13, 2018

This guitar has a neck made from a tree I planted in 6th grade. It was harvested when I was 44. I have air dried the wood and made myself a tool cabinet and some carvings. I am using the rest of the boards to make some funky guitars. This one has an essay decorating it which tells the story of the Arbor Day in 6th grade when I received the tree. It goes on to tell about my personal history with the tree. It is the first traditional guitar I made and the essay tells what I learned while creating it. I have created a symbolic alphabet that mimics our alphabet and written on the top , bottom and sides.

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April 10, 2018

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I am back in Florida. I am setting my new house and shop up, and getting really excited to get back to the guitars I have been working on. I finished three tenor guitars at Center For Furniture Craftsmanship this winter and have learned so much about making stringed instruments. Here is the mahogany tenor guitar finished. It sounds great!