More "cool" music and instruments are being posted and released for August. I will be uploading more files and more updates through August.
Here are the very latest updates:
A fresh, new "Song of the Month" is posted; "The Wind that Shakes the Barley". All of the details are below.
Bluegrass Guitar Volume 11 is nearing completion. I'm putting the final touches on the audio recordings and it will be ready this month.
The new 21 String Harp Guitars are finished! The initial review is below.
In addition to the 21 String Harp Guitar, there are some more new Harp Ukuleles and Fanned Fret Guitars coming this month.
The Hard Copy Books are available again! They are being processed with FedEx. When you place an online order, the files are sent to a FedEx near you and are available the same or next business day for pickup. If a FedEx Office is not near you, they will ship to your address. This service is available for the USA and Canada.
The matching audio CDs are also available. More details are here.
first production models of the 21 String Harp Guitar
are complete and now shipping in August!
This harp guitar is based on the 20 string Sullivan/Elliot design. I've made three adjustments to the original plans.
1. The head stock has been modified to accept sharping levers.
2. The super treble box has been eliminated to accept sharping levers and use standard guitar machines. The sharping levers used are Dragon Whispers. These levers are too large for the super treble block. I'm searching for another lever option.
3. The steel string 21 harp guitar has a standard 48mm nut width. A nylon string, classical guitar 51mm nut is also available.
If you prefer alternate, drop tunings, a fanned fret 21 string harp guitar will be available soon. Also, there will be several varieties of tone woods available for the next releases. Currently, on the bench are Sapele (pictured), Bocote, Ziricote, Claro Walnut, Granadillo and Flamed Maple. Tops can be Carpathian spruce (pictured), Sitka Spruce and Douglas Fir. Other tone woods will be added as I can secure large enough material for a harp guitar build.
Click here for 171 high resolution photos.
Click here for the materials and dimension details.
Click here for the video