Ok. I've source my wood. I'm going to give it a go with Padauk and maple. I've sourced my crucial electronics from Leo at ScarletFire Guitars. Here's the wood. I'll post pics of the maple again once its surfaced. The figure is really nice. Buddy approves.
Looks good Ddavis510! That's some pretty maple. Nice Buddy Guy pic I did a very small festival with him 15 or so years ago in Newport, VA (about 25 miles from the WV border). Super nice guy, totally killed his set.
At the time of this photo I worked at a ski photo firm and the airport. So I took the photo at the gig, printed it after the show, and was the gate agent for his departing flight from Jackson Hole the next morning. I looked at him and said 'Mr Guy, So much of what I try to do on guitar is because you did it first.' I was so star struck. I had two copies of the photo. I asked him if he would like one. He signed one and took one and thanked me. Buddy Guy is a class act.
We'll be there. I think we're doing the Friday and Saturday shows. We have a wedding on the Sunday show. Let me know if you make it out. It would be cool to get some forum members together for a 'lot pick' and bbq. There seem to be a bunch of forum folks in and near the Denver area.
Good Show !!!! Theres nothing like a piece of crystal clear maple to make you grin !! Nice to know you have more to work with.........soon this stuff will be more valuable then gold.. Keep us posted on your progress.....watching another builder build never gets old !!
My thoughts on the OBEL is that it's primarily a practical thing. If you use a bunch of stompboxes it gives you a quick exit for singing or needing to get clean in a hurry without the tap-dance routine. Having a master volume after the effects is nice too. I like the convenience.