Another one almost ready for delivery

Stamping the serial number into the back of a headstock is one of the most gratifying things that I get to do when it comes to building. 

Days of planning and brainstorming the design,months of progress during the build, all culminating with the simple act of imprinting some numbers.  

Number 18 is just about ready for her close up. This particular instrument will be the first to travel some distance as it'll be shipped to Louisiana. It's a little bittersweet in getting to this point with this one because even though I know the new owner will be super excited, I won't be able to see that look on their face when they play it the first time.