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Quid Pro Quo (Tit-for-Tat) Build for Harrison Withers

In response to Ted Crocker's suggestion, I am creating this build blog for a special instrument for Harrison Withers. This will be my fifth lapsteel out of fifty-seven total builds and I look forward to the experience, the challenges, and ultimately, to see how Harrison likes it.

This lapsteel started out as 3 pieces of birdseye maple and 3 slats of rosewood...which I laminated. Also, I had cut out the shape...all before starting this blog. So please forgive me if it seems I skipped over the first few steps that would have included photos.

This is the result of step #1 & #2 :

 

 

Step #3: Deciced to leave the birdseye maple "naked" on top, rather than use a slat of rosewood fingerboard material. This is a preliminary layout of some rosewood "slices" for fret markers...

And a possible layout pattern...but still working on that idea...

 

 

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Comment by Harrison Withers on January 27, 2013 at 5:11pm

look great so far!

Comment by Scott aka Farmer Ted on February 16, 2013 at 11:19am

Finally got to return to workshop this week...routed for electronics...string ferrule holes...drilled for fret position inlays...made control plate and bridge from rosewood...and got coat of stain on. After drying, its time for tung oil, buffing, and assembly.

Comment by Harrison Withers on February 16, 2013 at 1:39pm

looks incredible! Really nicely done.

Comment by Scott aka Farmer Ted on February 16, 2013 at 4:07pm

First coat tung oil on and buffed...2nd coat tomorrow...wired up pots & jack a moment ago.

Comment by steve smith-- Dewy Dewtron on February 18, 2013 at 8:06am

lookin good bud

Comment by Ted Crocker on July 20, 2016 at 1:12pm

Did you finish this Scott?

Comment by Scott aka Farmer Ted on July 21, 2016 at 7:45am

Yes, finished and sent to Harrison in 2013.

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