Chuckles wrote:Jon -
Missed your intro thread yesterday... so, a day-late welcome!
Who do you use locally for your tech?
And who did the VERY kind inlay on the headstock?
Thanks for the welcome!
My tech for all work on all of my guitars is Phil Jacoby in Baltimore. http://www.philtone.com
He is flat out the best tech I've ever worked with. Really, the man's a miracle worker.
Craig Lavin did the headstock inlay. http://www.handcraftinlay.com/
Another consummate pro. Though it was a rare foray for me, by Craig, to reproduce someone else's design (as opposed to doing an original inlay). That's something I expect Craig would be reluctant to repeat.
BTW, my new Jerrycaster will have a bookmatched cocobolo top and back. FYI, the pieces I have ready now to go for my second effort were cut from a rough plank I obtained from these guys who I understand also supply to Alembic, among others. Not cheap but significantly less expensive than, e.g., a Warmoth-supplied top (I paid 1/3 of the cost of a Warmoth-supplied cocobolo top for the pieces for my own top and
back though, admittedly, Warmoth's pieces are quite beautiful and with them you know exactly what you're getting - cutting up any plank, however, beautiful on the top, is always a crap shoot). http://www.anexotichardwood.com/
I kept the "pure" laminates for my own new guitar but gave away a stunning set of extra pieces to a bass-builder as thanks for the loan of his thickness sander for building mine. Those pieces had lots of light-colored "sap wood" on 'em that I understand many bass builders go nuts over.
Heck, FWIW, I know the pic is very low resolution - you can't see the wonderful figure hardly at all - but the larger, more orangey of the two planks is the one I bought and cut my top and back from:
Hope this info. helps.