There were a couple of responses to yesterday’s blog, including some new information from Jake (no last name…comment-posters, if I don’t know you, please include your last name, as an introduction – thanks!).

Refer first to his comment at the end here – to which I’ll reply via a new blog:

Thanks, Jake! – this is what I’m after – all of you out there helping to fill in the gaps.

Bernd Kresse (and his Ries copy, at left) has been on our Luthier page from the beginning and wasn’t a part of my Czech focus, so that’s why he was left out (tho I could have snuck in a mention I suppose).

Eric Hofmann (who is on the Luthier page with a modern instrument, but nothing historical) apparently never “sent me the memo” about his own 8-string Stauffer copy (left).

So, a reminder of my Luthier Call to Arms: Please keep me posted about your “extra string” builds!

Finally, Canada’s Scot Tremblay (a name I’ve heard from time to time): I guess I had no idea he had delved into this world (with his own Stauffer 8-string below).  He’s another for the Luthier page, having done a beautiful Lacote heptacorde. as well.

< Scot’s Stauffer and his Lacote:

Anyone else out there…?