Friday, April 15, 2011
Fred Craig, Twin Falls maker
First time I've heard of this maker, but a quick Internet search shows that he was involved with the Arizona builders group. This label appears to be a return-address label, showing that the instrument was made in 1978 and was the 125(?)th instrument Mr. Craig had made.
A shot in through the end-pin hole, using the macro focus on my inexpensive camera. Just a glimpse of the neck-block (in the distance), linings, and some of the bass bar (at about the 11 o'clock position).
The instrument was in for an obvious repair.
A pretty back, the varnish has suffered some over the years. Apparently stored in a warm, then cold, attic for a few years. The varnish on one rib was terribly crumpled, as if exposed to some sort of chemical. Once back together, it had a decent sound.