After building Hawkelele I became interested in the solid wood look. I designed flounder to have a solid look with hollowed out interior and side port. In hollowing out the middle, If I was to make it again, I would try and get about another mm of wood off the inside of the face. My router was maxed out, and although thin, that extra mm would make it just that little bit better.
When sanding it up, I had been playing with a new logo to put on (pictured). Between that and the shape it reminded me of the flounder fish. Although the 8 string Hawkelele is louder, flounder is my favourite build to date. I might build a 2.0 some time with the thinner soundboard and slightly more fish tail head.
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