23 Jan 2013

Handmade Mule Resophonic Guitar built for Kelly Joe Phelps.

All photos by Miles Nitz. miles.nitz@yahoo.com

back All photos by Miles Nitz. miles.nitz@yahoo.com

Custom Mule Resophonic Guitar built for Kelly Joe Phelps. Brazilian Cherry fingerboard. Unstained, compensated biscuit bridge.

Hey Matt,

The guitar made it here alright, no problems at all. In fact it was pretty close to being in tune as well. And, shoo-boy, what a stunner!! Such a beautiful thing, Matt! Just wonderful, between the wood choices and the way you’ve finished them, and the great metal-work work. Eeeh yow, I love it, I love it. The shape and size of the neck is awesome, too. My National has a wider fingerboard, but I really like the slimmer profile of the Mule, and particularly the shape of the back of the neck. Now I kinda wish I had a steel-string guitar with that same neck on it. So comfortable in my hands. Yeah; a steel string with the Mule’s neck and a 12 fret joint. That’d be a good feeling guitar.

Fortunately I’ve been able to play this evening for a little bit without sounding like a beginner, so I’ve been able to dig inside the Mule a bit, find out what her singing voice is like. I’ll give it a little more here and there, over the next few days when my hand seems ready and willing, and I’ll keep you posted.

Thank you again for your kindness, Matt. Sincerely, thank you. I’ll try to give you a call sometime over the week.

Peace and blessings,

Kelly Joe

27 Nov 2012