I've been busy lately working on the design for a guitar which is a tribute to the late Dale Earnhardt. So, the absence of posts here on the blog.
The guitar is an electric ordered by my old friend Bruce (yes, I do mean old, like in elderly, grizzled, vintage, time-worn, run down and worn out), who has developed a Nascar fetish . . . this has replaced the foot fetish he had years ago. He says he plans to auction it to support a Nascar fantacy league he runs, but I think he will keep it for himself.
Without giving away too many secret details, before the job is finished, delivered, and photos posted here, it is a six-string built using a Tatuaje cigar box as the body (thanks to Jennifer in Houston for supplying the box), a Fender Strat neck via a guy in Georgia, and various parts from Toronto. It is coming along nicely, and a lot of fun to create, even though the design has been a pain in the ass. But, you should be seeing photos in a couple weeks.