Left: Another view of Bones’ top underside reveals a personalized inscription on the bass-side bout, as well as bracing inscriptions like “Thoracic Spine” and “Right Clavicle.” Middle: Parsons
scalloped the bone nut, something he says he picked up years ago while buidling flamenco guitars. Right: The finished Strolling with Bones.
in. But you would never use that material
for a nut or a saddle. So we were coming
up with these weird materials, like beryllium,
bone, and this plastic called Delrin. It’s really
all about enjoying your art and enjoying life
and resisting. I’m very stubborn—I’m trying to
resist becoming a factory. I get enjoyment out
of becoming a guitar maker, being original,
and using different materials.
It’s quite common to use bone for nuts,
but what is the benefit of using bone and
even cow skulls more extensively through-
out the instrument?
Bone is just such a perfect material. I use the
skull for interior bracing, and because of its
honeycomb construction it’s very lightweight
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