Guitar Building Workshop, Jan 2015, Strung up!
A labor of love and what a beauty! Mark crafted his guitar in just ten days. The finish has now been applied by Jay and she is tuned up and ready to ship. Keep an eye and ear out for Mark Ballard and “Blind Squirrel Guitars”. We expect great things to come!
Follow our photo journal of this workshop from the first day forward …
Mark’s guitar features a stunning Brazilian Rosewood dreadnought body style with a Carpathian spruce top, mahogany neck, ebony fretboard and bridge, camel bone nut and saddle and Gotoh 510 tuners.
Audio Samples: Mark Ballard’s Guitar
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WOW! The finish is absolutely beautiful. I just held it in the light going over every inch of it. Then I put it on my lap and strummed a big open G and was stunned by the depth of resonance and tone. And for a big guitar it is light and responsive. I am blown away!
Jay & Corrie, this has been an incredible experience and I cannot say thank you enough. I wish you both continued success in the building of your business. It is amazing what y’all have accomplished so fast. You are an inspiration! – Mark Ballard
Learn more about guitar building workshops at Lichty Guitars. Jay teaches one-on-one and small group formats throughout the year.
See a photo gallery featuring some of the completed workshop guitars …