About 4 years ago, he became interested in guitars and music. He had an acoustic guitar, but ordered a couple of electrics, and has learned to play a bit. Then he bought a keyboard, a drum set, and some other stuff, that I can't even remember. About a year ago, he purchased a 'pretty' guitar, it is spaulted maple, and I think it looks real nice sitting in it's corner.
A couple of months ago, he got interested in a Lap Steel guitar, and started pricing them, but before long he ordered some parts, and started work on a homemade prototype. You can find a video on how to do anything on Utube, so it seems. Well here is the result.
The silve and the Spaulted Maple Guitars
in background, if you click on this photo
you should be able to see a larger picture, with the
patterns on the maple.
A close look will show some of my fingerprints, as I helped string it, and mark the fret locations. The wood isn't even finished, just natural, and a couple of the chrome things are not on it. It plays, sounds good, and now he is digging in the lumber stack for a thicker board, of cherry, to make a 'real one'. I know of 2 he can build, as now Stephen wants to learn and, Dustin, Stephen's cousin, who plays in a band is also interested...