When I visited Wayne Henderson last month, I was interested to find out what kind of ribbon it was that he used for supporting the sides, on the inside of the guitar.
It turned out he used brown Offray ribbon, and I took this picture of it.
I thought it would be easy to find when I got home. Well, for the last several weeks, on and off, I've been straining my eyes to read the little numbers on the roll.
Then, I've been searching the online Offray catalog for what I thought the numbers were, only to come up with nothing.
Fast forward to this past weekend, to my weekly grocery trip. I found myself in the craft aisle of my local Meijer store, and *duh*, Wayne's ribbon was right there, not 5 feet away from the same bags of popsicle sticks I bought to use for the sides on my first guitar.
Wayne uses the #1017 brown ribbon, 5/8" thick. It's $3 per roll. For whatever reason, that particular ribbon doesn't seem to be in the online catalog. Or at least, I couldn't find it.
Here ya go: