This rod has been sold - The asking price
I loved everything about this rod EXCEPT for a couple minor
details that most builders would overlook.
Despite tons of work, this rod had a couple flaws as it was
first built. Foremost, the diamond wrap took tons of thread
and time to create the closed look. As it utilized some Gudebrod
"Butt Wind" in the pattern, it is rather "lumpy".
Despite extra coats of color preserver to ensure that all
the air in the wrap had been displaced, I still got 3 large
bubbles in the finish that seeped out from the wrap even after
also being flamed twice. Sanding them out to exposed them
and a 2nd application of finish did NOT fix them either. Top
it off with the fact that I just don't like the look of the
wrap, and I've considered this to be a blemished product.
It's funny, after seeing some other custom rods built this
weekend by long-time builders, 3 bubbles in the finish is
NOTHING. I am somewhat of a perfectionist, so while others
would consider this rod FINE for sale, by all professional
standards I consider it a blemish.
Oh, but there's more I screwed up too - I MISNUMBERED the
rod. It's labeled as #41, when in actuality it's #42.
I removed the butt decoration on this rod and rewrapped it
as well as fixed my labeling mistake. Only took a couple hours
to get it up to par!