Five Years In The Making...

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Tom Owen
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Five Years In The Making...

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I haven't posted for a long time. I took a commission for a harp guitar 5 years ago, and life got in the way. I was working at the music shop 40 hours a week and doing more repairs than I really wanted, but Kauai is a small island and if I didn't do it, it had to go off island, most time to the mainland. So a bit of pressure. Then the owner of the shop decided to close and move to the mainland. I retired. So finally I could work on what I wanted too. I still take a few repairs if I feel like it, but the main thing is the harp guitar.
So it is based on the fatboy (thanks Mark), I know it is still in progress, but it is to the finishing stage so I hope it is OK to post a pic. Here it is... :D
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Nice! Let's see some more pics.
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OK some more pics... Top is bearclaw Alaska sitka back and sides are curly claro walnut
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I cant wait to see it all strung up and playing. Make sure you remember this thread.
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Very Nice!
The "fat boy" looks like a good choice for a harp guitar conversion.
I haven't seen any Posts by Mark Swanson in quite a while. Is he still building guitars?

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Mark is still building and pops in occasionally, but not very often right now.
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That is beautiful!

On a side note, hope Mark is doing well.

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