April 25, 2010
Sun., Mar. 21, 2010
Headline: Masterpiece Crafter
Meeting - April 25, 2010
We met at Arthur Conner's house and shop near Floyd, VA.
Art Conner's Place
Legendary fiddle maker, Arthur Conner, and his wife, Ilene, invited us into their home to talk about Art's instrument making and to play some music.
Below are photos of some of Art's instruments.
Surprise Guest - Mike Mitchell
Mike Mitchell, who owns Mitchell Music in downtown Floyd, and his family dropped in for a few minutes. Mitchell Music has some of Chet Dickerson's instruments for sale.
Mike also gave us a mini-concert on one of Art's fiddles.
It was a diverse repertoire - Bach to Bluegrass.
B.B, Dan, and Bob need Caffeine
Howard's OM - Ready for Set-up
East Indian Rosewood, bloodwood back center strip and bindings, and Red Spruce top.
Built for his daughter.
Here Woody tries out Larry's recently completed dreadnought.
D-28 shape, 3 piece redwood top, 3 piece cherry back, cherry sides and fretboard, mahogany neck with walnut and maple accents on the heel, maple rosette, walnut head plate.
Woody thinks the guitar was built upside down. He fails to realize that it was made to be played in Southeast Asia.