Notes about “Books.”
There have been a few occasions when I put together a photo-essay of a repair or a build. Sometimes they were just on the website as incremental blog-posts, but sometimes they were collated in book-form.
For those and other future works, I will be posting these books here, where they are accessible to anyone who is interested.
They will come up slowly, as this “publishing stuff” is new territory for me.
Building a Five-String Fiddle
This is a photo-essay of the building progress (mostly step-by-step) of a commissioned five-string acoustic fiddle. It was made of Curly, old-growth Koa, with a Sitka spruce belly, and turned out very well.
The Journeys of the Swan
This is a photo-essay of the completion of a cello, which had been begun in about 1990 by Kai Jensen, but never completed, as he passed away without having completed his only cello. His daughter, Maryanne Jensen-Gowan, commissioned me to complete the instrument.