Cats on the Peghead

BuzzBD

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Customer wants some inlays of his cats on the peghead, here’s what I came up with. Also I am in discussion about building an archtop soprano. Smallest ones so far have been concerts, so I am excited about exploring that.
Brad
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Maybe a cat batting its paw at a butterfly, with the other cat looking on? (Sorry, Brad, that's what popped into my head before I even saw your mock up.)

It should be nice regardless.
 
Also I am in discussion about building an archtop soprano. Smallest ones so far have been concerts, so I am excited about exploring that.

As a soprano fan, I would love to see and hear the results of this. Very cool idea
 
As a soprano fan, I would love to see and hear the results of this. Very cool idea
I have been thinking about trying this for a while, so I am excited about it. I have just learned that by bringing the sound holes/side ports to opposite sides of the top by the neck, I can drop the body resonance by two whole notes. It will be interesting to see how this works on a soprano.

My cat inlays look a lot better in person, it is hard to capture the pearl shell’s iridescence in pictures. Here’s a couple of attempts with the start of the archtop top of Sitka spruce.
 

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