Model: Kornil Red River 8-string-half-acoustic-guitar-bass, fretted (made on the Winnipeg Arts Council Grant 2007) (Sold)
Back: Rosewood with Blackwood & Maple Zipper Stripe
Sides: are cut out from the whole piece of Honduras Mahogany Wood – extremely complex technological operation
Scale: 864 mm (34 inches)
Neck: 7-layered from Wenge, Bubinga, Curly Maple, & Maple; fingerboard from Ebony with Pearl inlays on the fingerboard: symbols of Aboriginal tepees as marking-outs on the frets. The neck demonstrates an image of petroglyphs or an old map: on fret 12, Pearl inlays illustrate a Tepee on the Rock-Grass shore of the Red River with the Forest in sunrays and the Geese flying to the Sun. The Grass, the Geese Leader and his Hen are made of bison bone; the Geese Herd is made of plastic; the Red River is made of Honduras Mahogany; the Rock is made of Black Pearl; the Sun is made of Green Abalone Pearl; the Forest is made of Paua Abalone Pearl.
Tuning machine: Gotoh Black (guitar) and Warwick Black (bass)
Bridge: Schaller Black
Electronics: Pick-up Bartolini