Friday, August 7, 2009

Finished at Last!

Here's some pics (click on any picture for a large view):



The neck:


The rosette


And the back:


Over all, it came out pretty well. The top has sagged some under the string tension, but not too much. I might change out the chromatic strings to a lighter gauge, but I'd like to wait a bit first. I think that with some slight modifications to the bracing, I should be able to get the top strong enough to resist the downforce from the string tension and still be loose enough to get a good sound.

Speaking of the sound, you can check out a sample HERE. The sound quality is pretty good, but I'm still trying to figure out how to get a good sound on a solo recording in my living room. The mic I was using sounds like it was boosting the mids a bit. Of course as soon as I hit record I forgot how to play too!!

The highs sound really good and the basses are a nice balance. The mids I'm still deciding whether I like these or the one on bandura # 3 better.

Please drop a note or comment and let me know what you think!