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  • Timbothirroul

    Member
    February 12, 2023 at 11:32 pm

    It is 50 years old. A friend of mine had just got into guitar making. He was a bit of a genius. He was making all kinds of guitars, including pedal steel guitars. Unfortunately he let me in on the design process. I wanted a guitar like Django Reinhardt played with a stratocaster neck! My family financed it for me as a 21st birthday present. They didn’t know about luthier time. I was 22 when I got it. One good thing I did was to pick up the shells from the beach to make the fretboard inlays.

    A few years ago I got it set up properly and had a few repairs made. Over the years it has acquired a unique tone. It varies from day to day. Currently it is in open tuning and I am playing St Anne’s Reel on it.

    The best thing I did was to buy a stand for it so it is always available to play, rather than hidden away in a case.

    Thank you for your interest Cadgirl. I felt good writing about it.

    Tim