Resurrected Website: Bluefiddle’s West Wind Strings
A couple of months ago, in my befuddled, well-meaning, bungling way, I killed my website entirely.
The host was able to save it, but I had been in the process of changing hosts, so that was a bit awkward. I have switched from Joomla, which I was just beginning to understand to WordPress, regarding which I understand nothing…and have bought the requisite book: “The Complete Idiot’s Guide…” Sounds as though it was written for my kinda guy. A friend has reconstructed the site using WordPress, and has assured me that I will be able to master the new software. I trust he is correct.
New Five-string fiddle
I did complete one new instrument since I last posted: a five-string fiddle (sometimes called a “bluegrass fiddle”), using the wood from the Big Leaf maple log I had been given a few years ago. This is the first instrument I have made using that wood, and I am delighted with the look, response and sound. Here are a few photos of the new, handmade in Oregon, bluegrass fiddle:
The tailpiece you see is gone, now, and a Wittner five-string tailpiece has replaced it. I carved this one of Osage Orange wood, because I had forgotten to order a new tailpiece.
(Edit, May 2nd, 2013: This fiddle sold the first day of the Musical Instrument show at Marylhurst University. Gotta make another one, I guess. )