The "Fitzgerald"

Written by Patrick Podpadec on . Posted in Guitars

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 I have been attending the Riverside Inn Spring Music Festival for over ten years now and after last year have actually started participating as vendor . After last years succesful event the Festival's Music director, Justin Moyar and I decided that it would be a good idea to raffle off one of my handmade guitars.

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The Maverick

Written by Patrick Podpadec on . Posted in Guitars

 

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This guitar was recently completed in early April of 2010. I built this instrument for to be a part of a project that was launched by a luthier named Denis Merrill.

  Dennis's vision is to prove or disprove the theory that instruments tonal qualities change over time. He proposed that a series of instruments be built at the same time using wood that was nearly identical, sourced from a small section of an old growth Sitka Spruce tree. The wood selected was well quartered with an unusual reddish color, highly bear clawed, with a high count of grain lines per inch. For more on the “Sonic Sitka Project”, go to Guitarbench.com and click on the “specials” tab.

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