Thursday, December 8, 2011

Arthur and Guinevere

You've met Arthur nearly 2 years ago, but now he has a "mate". Ofcourse who else could it be but Guinevere?

I carved the callas for her over the summer and a luthier in Kentucky then built her for me. He did an absolutely amazing, gorgeous job. She is just beautiful- and her finish is just so smooth, you want to keep stroking her! Her sound is sweet and lovely as well. I couldn't be more pleased.


Here is one of the carvings ready to be sent off. I did a large calla and a smaller one for the other side. The body is quilted maple and the neck and pillar are birds eye maple.


Here are the two sides so you can see the 2 callas, and the Truitt levers on her.





Some close-ups of the carvings...


And here they are together... Arthur and Guinevere!

4 comments:

The Celtic American said...

Lucky girl!!!! You did an extraordinary job on the carving. I would love to meet "Gwen" in person someday...

Carol Andre' said...

Thanks Pat. Come for a visit. She'd love to meet you!!!

Mona said...

This is just beautiful Carol! A very elegant carving for an elegant instrument.

Carol Andre' said...

Thanks again Mona! I hope to someday be playing her for weddings perhaps.