As the days get short and the temperatures drop in Montana, I spend more time in the shop. Winters are when I get most of my building done. I try not to mess with spraying lacquer or other finish work, unless it is a quick touch up for a repair. So this past week I started in on three new builds. Two are updates of my Midge parlor guitar which is generally based on a Martin O-28VS and the third is a new design based on a classic Gibson 00. I've changed the curves a little
Back from vacation and have the great little parlor guitar in the shop. Truly a 'parlor' guitar, as it hangs in the family room and gets played all the time. It was buzzing and choking out when bending notes up the neck. Inspection revealed a bit too much relief, but mostly a hump at the body joint. Taking out dome relief and a fret level had it playing great again.