If you built your amp in the cramped confines of a shed, or perhaps on the kitchen table, spare a thought for Stephen – he built his on board a ship in the North Sea! I can’t imagine what sort of mains voltages a ship’s generator puts out, nor how you solder while being thrown this way and that, but… it worked. Luckily, Stephen has what I need: a professional cabinet maker as a friend! In unmistakable ash hardwood, this blonde looks superb. Since building the SE-5a, Stephen’s also built an 18W TMB amp in matching wood.