This cypress bodied Magpie recently was recently hande over to its new owner, Lance Keltner, last week. He was gracious enough to feature it in an upcoming video that we will post here in the blog this week. Thanks, Lance!
The new website has finally arrived! I couldn’t be happier with it, and I hope you find it as informative, inviting, and inspiring as I do. Check back often for news, updates, photos, and for sale information, as the site will be updated regularly.
The Douglas fir for Zeniths is almost ready for glue-up. I’ll have at least three in various pickup and hardware forms. One will be chambered, and one will be milk painted (color is TBD). All Zeniths will now feature a custom top-mounted control plate and a non-inset neck plate.
The Zenith has officially made the transition into a unique model that utilizes a specific wood recipe. Using as many North American woods as possible that are well managed and sustainably harvested was a must. Douglas fir is one of those wood choices, and it has shown itself to be a superior tone wood in Zenith form. Mated with a maple neck only makes it better. Fretboard options are maple and Indian rosewood (all of the IRW I use is farm raised). There are a enough hardware and pickup options to offer a lot of tonal flexibility without going “full-custom.” Milk paint colors are available at no extra charge as is my classic varnish.