Kirk and I decided that the lower bout was a good place for the input jack. Looks like "X" marks the spot . . .
Is it too late to change my mind?
Now, on to the Prismatone preamp, which is installed onto the access panel on the back. The preamp doesn't touch the guitar top or inhibit the vibration of the soundboard.
The battery is accessed through the panel as well- no more fiddling around through the soundhole to change a battery!
Kirk says "I love this battery setup! Click the photos quickly, and you'll get a stop-action movie." It's pretty cool, so I decided to make a .gif of the photos. Enjoy!
After connecting everything, Kirk sent me this photo of the finished guitar, front . . .
. . . and back. Beautiful!
Next time- final thoughts, sound clips, more photos, and how to order your own Craig Dobbins Signature Model!
P.S. If you can't wait, go ahead and email Kirk Sand or give him a call at 949-497-5570.