Thursday, June 17, 2010

A "Mae West" style Lacote Guitar, Bending the Sides

The piano is a monster that screams when you touch its teeth.
Andres Segovia


An afternoon of bending sides for the "Mae West" Lacote. Believe it or not, California laurel bends like a dream, it took me only 15 minutes per side.

I admit that there is still alot of touch up to the sides that I must do, but laurel is wonderful wood. I just ordered an electric bending iron, I may regret doing that, I made my bending iron from a length of copper pipe 15 years ago, I have gotten so use to using it. The tip that is on the propane bottle is much easy to regulate then the standard cheap torch tip.

Here's the top all braced, I need to hurry and assemble the guitar before the humidity drops too much more!

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