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Customer Projects Vol: 69

Customer Projects Vol: 69

Maple & Ebony Guitar

Matt has been submitting his projects to our newsletter for years, as much as Matt is a gifted luthier he has finished his schooling and as a recent law school grad is heading north.  Good luck Matt &  Keep in touch!!!

This guitar has a western maple body and neck with and an ebony fretboard and knobs. Western maple makes up the interval dots on the fretboard.
Oil and poly hybrid finish.

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Tiger Moths, Sea Eagles and Passion

Tiger Moths, Sea Eagles and Passion

Over the years we’ve sold both Sitka Spruce and Douglas-fir to South Africa.  It’s a hotbed for tiger moth enthusiasts; both the climate and the leftovers of WWII have fueled this trend.

Noel and Val Otten were just such customers; nice folk that have kept in touch over the years.  In fact Noel is not in the best of health just now.  Our thoughts are with him and his family.  Get well Noel!!

Late last year I reached out to him wondering if he had any stories and/or photos that he’d mind sharing with our subscribers.  He kindly responded and volunteered his friend Gavin Michal also.

Firstly he gushes with such nice things about British Columbia.  Here’s what he said of his trip in 2008.

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Jan’s Day Off: Summer 1997

(left: Lucy – the original.  Still very much missed even after 11 years. Right: Nick, our nephew.  Now all grown up with a little girl of his own to love and cuddle.)

No there was no transformation from dog to kid.  This is an outdoor shower that Jan built way, way………..way back in Summer 1997.  It gave us an opportunity to shower off after hottubbing.  In face we enjoy it so much, we sold the bathroom we never installed and use this rain, shine, summer and in the dead of winter when one slips slides along the icy deck.

Yellow Cedar shakes working their way up.

The shakes are of Yellow Cedar and still holding strong although the Douglas-fir joists are giving up and desperately needing repair.  And interesting, the wasps do seem to like stripping the wood for their nests; not sure if it’s the wood species or the damp condition of the wood.