My ears are always open Waldo, what is the ' Tiger ' pre-amp you speak of and how does it differ from the CB-1 ? Did a google and came up empty. This guitar is still a work in progress. I think i'm going to mount the outputs on a brass plate as i see the Cocobolo giving out after a few years of tugging away on those jacks. I have 2 mandolins to build for customers, then i'm going to build either a Wolf or maybe a full on Tiger with the CoCo back. This guitar was the most fun i've had building any instrument in the 24 years i've been at it ! But MAN it was TOUGH, even by todays standards these guitars are light years ahead of everything !
ps. Waldo, i know this batch of pictures is pretty bad, but what do you think of the body shape ? I traced a picture of Tiger onto a transparency, then used one of those old school overhead projectors to try to get it to size. It was funny, move the proector closer to the wall, trace, fail, repeat,fail,repeat,fail, it was stressfull!! Then when i thought i had it, i made a plexi-template, only to hold that up and say, 'this isn't it either ' !! LOL !!
I still don't think it's right, but pretty close ???