By John Fisher
Henry J. Ellsworth, commissioner of the U.S. Patent Office, assured people that his resignation was really of no great concern, "Mankind," he declared, "has already achieved all of which it is capable. There would be no more inventions requiring patents."The year was 1844--before the steamboat, the telegraph cable under the ocean, the electric light, the telephone, & a host of other inventions that came along during the next half century.
Shortly after I finished the guitar I had the opportunity to try it out live. I was very pleased with the sound. I had to get used to the bird inlays on the fret board at first and at times I got a little confused about were I was on the neck but I soon got used to it. I also used the guitar on some recordings and I was very happy with the results. I got a nice variety of sounds using the different switches that make double coil or single coil pickup configurations.
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