Shopwork

Well, it has been a while since I last blogged....  I just recently put the first coat of sealer on the guitar I am making.  The process is called dry brushing.  The sealer has a thickness to it, but I put it on very thin.  I do it this way, as to not allow any varnish to be soaked into any pores in the wood. This will keep the reeds in the wood open and the wood light, which is the main ingredient for volume.  I am also ready to send out another A-model instrument to a customer.  I like going through everything with a fine toothed comb to make sure everything is just right.  Here I am putting in the label... I think both of these instruments hold class, yet have a simplicity to them that I like. Both pieces keeping to the standard of excellence I desire for any of the Macica instruments. I'll write again soon, (time to make some more A-model mandolins....) Martin  

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