What we talk about when we talk about gougework.
I offer this back-for-a-checkup Jacoby Del Gesu Violin as a candidate for Intent... The homie @fineviolinbows commissioned this violin.
You Know when you see the real deal.
This violin gets the joke— some days you meet a violin that knows the punchline, ALREADY: Gougework gets them there.
When the depth and tension of the curves of the fiddle all reference one another, and bloom some kinetic REALness that attracts like
of Healthy Female Humans.
If you have to ask?
You’ll never know...
Bottesini concerto always makes me fall in love with the double bass all over again ❤️❤️❤️
John McEuen from the Nitty Gritty Dirt Band is on this week’s FJ Podcast...we cover a lot of ground, from the Dillards to his latest solo album. Somehow we didn’t talk about his SmoothTalker guitar (shown here). Next time... Link in the bio. #podcast#nittygrittydirtband#banjo#luthier#lutherie
24 9782 days ago
Throwback Thursday to what is arguably one of Bob's most unique creations made in 2008!
Cindy Benedetto - @benedetto_archives - gives an excellent description below in her original post:
This is without exception one of the most unique guitars Bob has ever created. The sound holes are naturally constructed by the Teredo mollusk, also known as the Ship Worm. Never one to shy away from a challenge, when Brent Cole, owner of Alaska Specialty Woods, handed Bob some of his finest Sitka spruce — including a bizarre example of the Teredo-eaten spruce — he couldn’t resist but to take it and turn it into a fine archtop. The result is a spectacular 16” traditional archtop with a hand applied satin oil varnish.
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