First Commission!

I’m not going to reveal any names, but I’m happy to report I have a paid commission…  This person is prominent in government affairs.  He is in his young-looking 50’s.  Yes, he IS A US CITIZEN, although he was born in Hawaii, and lives somewhere in the Washington, DC area.  He doesn’t play guitar but he wants to learn- (he could certainly use a diversion from that crazy work schedule), and he’s looking for something in Koa, a wood native to Hawaii.

And that’s all I’m going to say about that.

Pretty cool, huh?  Just getting started but here’s the front and back- Koa and figured mahogany.  And this is just one slab of each wood, no bookmatching- ought to be very resonant:

First coat of clear

Got a couple of drips, but overall it looks good for a first coat.  I tend to put coats on too heavy because even though I might get a drip or two, I avoid the orange peel effect.  On early clear coats I suppose it doesn’t matter too much as many more coats must be applied.