For those who'd like to see what Chris Stanley is up to, there are some new pics on the Stanley Social Group of his latest...a plain Jane A5 with lots of little subtle goodies.
I'd gladly post the pics here, but am way too technically challenged, and someone helped with the posting on the social group initailly. So If anyone would like to paste them on this thread, I'd be grateful.
There are so many wonderful builders (even in my own back yard) and it made choosing almost impossible, but Chris was a natural fit for every reason I can think of. He also likes to build in the winter so his mandos won't need humidification. I've grown to love a good Loar sound, which what Chris is dedicated to. He and Charlie Derrington were good friends, who freely shared a great deal of know how and enthusiasm. His staining and varnish seem to give a 3-D look to the wood, which has really spoiled my notions of what looks good.
Even tho it's brand new, the big, open, loose midrange and highs amaze me...across the strings and up the neck. Can we talk tone here?
I need all the help I can get with the pics.....dan