This body was created from a driftwood found in the Caribbean - it must have come from an old ship. According to reports from locals, it could have been the "Serendipity", a very colorful sailing ship. It sank in the tides during a storm with a cargo of the finest rum. The crew could only survive by holding on to the broken planks. One of these timbers of salvage is now a guitar-body!
So, this guitar is full of history, if only it was true!
But it is not like this. Due to a mistake in painting, I unfortunately produced bright spots that I could not get rid of. Out of frustration I tried all the spray cans I could find on the part, in the end I even used the belt sander. Finally, I found this kind of painting again quite successful - and have the whole body "locally" more or less sanded.
Although we find the optics great, Serentipity is not our favourite part - at the beginning she was really difficult to tune. Due to the very short scale length, the search for the right string gauge turned out to be a real challenge. We think we found a solution in using the "Classic S" strings from an Austrian manufacture★.
★Just for clarification and completeness, we have no ongoing business with Thomastik-Infeld, we just like their strings.
★★And yes, there is dirt and dust - hey, the photos were taken in a workshop - it's never super clean there!
If you want to see what it should have looked like, take a look at Herbert's Flamingo Blue(s) Guitar (yes, go on, now!).