Monday, April 23, 2007

Scroll Repair Pictures

Today I thought I'd post a few pictures of the most recent repair that I finished. This is a pegbox repair that I did for Ron from Caseyville. If you click on the thumbnails, you'll get a larger picture.

This is how it all started...

This is the first patch. It is half the thickness of the pegbox.

This shows the second patch. It is put on top of the first patch after the pegbox is carved to the thickness of the first patch. The top part of the patch is feathered into the main part of the pegbox so that it looks cosmetically better.

This picture shows the the pegbox patch with the starter holes drilled for the pegs.

Here is the completed job after it has been stained, revarnished, and had the pegs fitted.

One more view of the completed pegbox. It is the left side that was repaired.

Tonight we had our beginner's jam session. This is an instructional jam session for people who want to learn to play with others. We have this session every other Monday night for about 1-1/2 hours. In addition to the tunes that everyone has been practicing, we did new ones that we have not done before. This requires everyone to pay attention to the guitar player for the chord changes. Everyone played fake breaks together for the new songs. It is really neat to see how everyone is getting better and feeling more comfortable.

We will be adding a new piano instructor in May. Sharla lives in Dupo, IL and has a Master's Degree in Piano Performance from Notre Dame. She will be teaching here every other Saturday afternoon. I have known Sharla personally for more than 20 years, and we are certainly honored to have her teaching here.

It's 10:30 p.m. now. Our store officially closed at 9:00 p.m., and the beginner's jam was officially over at 8:30 p.m., but a few folks are still in there going at it. It's another late, bluegrass night. What could be better?

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