Eventually, he stumbled on a copy of Donald Brosnac's book, 'The Electric Guitar - Its History and Construction'.
This led directly to experiments in building instruments, and finally to an exclusive focus on archtop guitars.
The Costa Blanca or White Coast extends along the eastern coast of Spain (approximately in the middle) and covers the province of Alicante.
To the north of Denia is the Costa del Azahar and to the south of Torrevieja is the Costa Calida.
The guitar has been re-humidified and the wood stabilized. Aimed towards Bluegrass banjo players, the Gold Tone OB-150 sports a three-ply maple rim and one-piece zinc flange (just like the megabucks originals), a maple neck inlaid in authentic style, a sand-cast brass flathead tone ring and a smooth satin finish. Grant Mac Neill says: 'The Orange Blossom OB-150 Mastertone-clone Bluegrass banjo has the same quality as the OB-250 at a lower price.
Mastertone-Clone banjos use the same features seen on the classic Gibson Mastertone banjos of days-gone-by.
Ebony is also used for the bridge, pickguard, tailpiece and headplate.
Many people with arthritis come to the Costa Blanca and within days feel much better.
This instrument is in exceptional condition and comes with the original Calton case. The PRS CE24 has been one of the most popular models to come out of Paul Reed Smith's shop in Stevensville, Maryland.
Featuring reliable bolt-on neck construction, the CE24 uses a flame maple cap on a mahogany body and a maple neck with rosewood fingerboard.
This guitar is in overall good condition, but its relatively low price - for a guitar built with Brazilian Rosewood - reflects some work that was recently done in our repair shop.
It's had some back dryness cracks repaired and touched up. The Gold Tone OB-150 Orange Blossom is a 'Pre-war' style 5-string banjo with authentic tone and superb playability and at a price anyone can afford.