It has been a long time since I took a run at working with scratch board – I didn’t like it the last time, so I have avoided it. Of course, last time, I was working on a kind of scratch paper (ha!) and I couldn’t make it do what I wanted it to do. I have, apparently, a heavy hand, and paper gives out under that kind of pressure.
This time around, I used a wonderful product from Ampersand that I picked up at some show or another as a sample. It is quite wonderful, causing me to rethink the whole scratch board thing entirely. With limited time, I was able to produce this guitar, but I see now where I want to play with it, and tweak it, and perhaps do it all again. Over time I have seen some truly amazing work done in this manner, so I am looking forward to playing with it more.