December 2011 $100 Holiday-Themed Instrument Challenge

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December 2011 $100 Holiday-Themed Instrument Challenge

Postby Jim McConkey » Sun Feb 19, 2012 4:19 pm

Due to the switchover from the old Forum to the new Forum, the winners of the $100 Holiday-Themed Instrument Challenge kind of got forgotten. Our bad. Six instruments made it to the finish line, and they are all winners! From left to right:

* David Ackley's "Chinese New Year" tenor ukelele
* Louie Atienza's "Independence Day" ergonomic acoustic guitar
* Patrick DeGreve's "Christmas" 3/4 size classical guitar
* Peter Wilcox's "World Mother Tongue Day" tongue drum
* Roger Rosenberger's "Night of the Radishes" 5-string Mexican vihuela
* Warren May's "Day of the Dead" lapsteel guitar
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Re: December 2011 $100 Holiday-Themed Instrument Challenge

Postby Jim McConkey » Sun Feb 19, 2012 7:23 pm

I mentioned the outstanding inlays in this challenge, so here are a few examples:
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David Ackley's Chinese dragon, cut out of solid brass.
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Re: December 2011 $100 Holiday-Themed Instrument Challenge

Postby Jim McConkey » Sun Feb 19, 2012 7:26 pm

Patrick DeGreve's "inlay," made of flitter, which is oversized glitter.
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Patrick DeGreve's Christmas inlay, made of super sized glitter.
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Re: December 2011 $100 Holiday-Themed Instrument Challenge

Postby Jim McConkey » Sun Feb 19, 2012 7:28 pm

Roger Rosenberg's rosette of radishes for his Night of the Radishes vihuela. I guess this is technically intarsia and not inlay because the radishes are wood.
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Roger Rosenberg's Ring of Radishes
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Re: December 2011 $100 Holiday-Themed Instrument Challenge

Postby Jim McConkey » Sun Feb 19, 2012 7:29 pm

Another intarsia, this one from Louie Atienza's Independence Day guitar, but this one is remarkable for what is NOT there.
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