Before and after-
The finish is Danish oil, fret markers are set into the top of the neck to keep the fingerboard clean.
electronics- piezo direct to jack. I normally play through a behringer acoustic stompbox to buffer the piezo
String ferrules courtesy Tito Mboweni (at the time I made this)
I've written up the process in a little more detail here
. Having played it on and off for a while, I have a few thoughts:
-ergonomics are as bad as they look. Without a body to anchor against, it is both neck heavy and difficult to position in one place.
-notes 'bloom' instead of having a strong attack. Most of the drummers I play with don't appreciate this.
-Danish oil is a fantastically simple finish to apply- wipes on with a rage