Wood

Maine Sugar Maple

Maine Sugar Maple

This local maple is slightly harder than the big leaf variety. It has a very bright tone.

Wooden-coned resonator

Yesterday I took possession of a resonator guitar whose cone is made entirely of wood. It was made by a builder named Jeff Jamieson in San Luis Obispo, CA. Jeff runs a high a high-end wood-working shop, and, about twenty years ago, he figured out how to make a non-electric resonator guitar with a wooden cone. For many reasons, he put the project aside. Last year, a mutual friend who knows of my interest in unusual instruments introduced me to Jeff. I went to Jeff's shop and was bowled over by the instrument. A few months later, I asked Jeff to make such an instrument for me, and yesterday he delivered.

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