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purfling lams
by Otto D'Ambrosio on November 02nd, 2011
Today I looked over my black/white 3/32" lamanations that are used for bordering on my bodys necks and headstocks. I use these along with the lamanated hardwood purlifling and bindings. Got around to making about 24 pieces of it. That's what is used on one fancy 7 ply bound instrument.
Macassar ebony and figured maple, but could be myrtle
The press
by Otto D'Ambrosio on October 28th, 2011
This was the last scribe of the day. One dozen scribe lines to document the arching of this guitar. Looking forward to drawing it with my good friend Ben Perce.
Fancy compass work on the long arch.
The Picasso
by Otto D'Ambrosio on October 24th, 2011
Linda Manzer and John Monteleone restringing the Picasso at the Woodstock show, sunday morning. I forgot how many strings this work of art has but, from now on linda charges setups by the string.
Picasso restring.
Until next year Woodstock
by Otto D'Ambrosio on October 24th, 2011
What a Show, I was so happy to see so many friends from NYC, the North East and beyond make it out this years Woodstock Invitational Luthiers Showcase. WILS is the show of the past, a small guitar event that does not skimp on quality at all. All the Premier builders were in attendance, I was so honored to be part of it.
First custom Lefty
by Otto D'Ambrosio on October 20th, 2011
Today I finished up a instrument that will premier at The Woodstock invitational, just in time.. It's a 14 inch El Rey Er-O built in the shop. Great little archtop.
Lefty blonde El-Rey Masterbuilt
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