View Full Version : Stew Mac Tenor 2nd build

01-04-2012, 12:28 PM
I can imagine what you guys are thinking.... oh no, not another kit build. Anyway, the Stew Mac Tenor is a very decent kit and I really enjoyed building it. It's solid wood and it sounds pretty good. This is my 2nd attempt at a French-Polished finish and you might also notice the handmade bridge. I messed up the original bridge positioning and needed to fabricate a new, wider bridge to cover up my mistake and to get the intonation correct. For new builders, I can not recommend the Stew Mac kits high enough.


01-04-2012, 12:40 PM
Hobo, I bought one of these kits to review for American Lutherie magazine. Its a quality product. I may flip the top over to use my own rosette, and I may or may not add a cutaway. I'll have to decide soon. Looks like your tenor came out really nice.

01-04-2012, 07:23 PM
You've done a cracker of a job on that one. The FP looks brilliant too.

Patrick Madsen
01-04-2012, 07:40 PM
Great job on the French Polishing. How long did it take to complete?

01-05-2012, 03:25 AM
Thanks for the nice comments! I'd estimate I worked on it over a two month period, 40 hours or so. The French Polishing took longer than the building took. I really like the look of FP, but I don't like feeling like I must handle the instrument with 'kid gloves'. I'm not sure how FP will hold up over time.

01-05-2012, 07:38 AM
Gee those are nice looking kits. Great job on the finish!!