For the second, i wanted a richer, louder sound, so tried a larger box (plywood sides, like the neck, and 1/4" plywood front and back. Neck has hardwood spine over the body length, and picking area is filed out by about 3/8". RESULT: initially I thought there wasn't much difference in tone, just a heavier instrument! But got a new set of D'Addario extra light strings and these ring out metallic and clear. Compared to #1, which by comparison sounds dull and less bassy.

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Comment by David Bowes 22 hours ago

Nice

Comment by Sean Jay yesterday

Thanks Uncle John. I can't seem to control the orientation of my displayed photos, taken with an iPhone.

The 'lower' smaller bodied one is my first, and the shinier black and wood one is my second.

Comment by Uncle John yesterday

Both very nice.   I like the color pop on the lower one.  

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