Yes, it is satisfying and it really never gets old. This situation was a little different in that I was somewhat slavishly following someone else's design but I feel that it may have opened up doors to a shift in some of my paradigms. Only time will tell I suppose.robert e wrote: They are also beautiful, apparently. Thank you for sharing, Michael. And congratulations on your accomplishment, as well as on the sale. I imagine that it must be especially satisfying for a luthier when one of his creations ends up in hands that are both appreciative and deserving.
I'm curious whether such an audition process typically involves making playability adjustments, either on the spot or back in the workshop.
I don't often have to make playability adjustments. I use standard action heights which seem fine to most of the stronger players. Nearly all of my guitars are made to commission and some of the casual players players will discuss a softer action during the commissioning process. That being said there are always some that I have to provide adjustments for after they have played their guitar for a while..