A special order Blen for Del. He wanted to be able to play in a seated position and have a scale he was comfortable with. So this is the first MicroBlen, a 35" scale , 5 string, high C model with a maple body and birdseye maple top. There is no back rest needed as the stand supports the instrument in the playing position. The controls have been moved to facilitate access when seated. Also there is a magnetic pickup mounted close to the bridge to blend with the Highlander.
A batch of Blens. I generally work in batches of three similar instruments as it is efficient in the use of time and machines. It also helps in having the same mindset while working. These Blens are topped with (left to right) Irish spalted beech, Irish walnut and Irish quartersawn oak.