Monday, January 18, 2016

Three Guitars

The traditions of the past in guitar construction have been respected and altered in the interests of better instruments.

Alexander Bellow, The Illustrated History of the Guitar, 1970




This past Friday, I finished assembling the western white spruce/African rosewood.

Now, I have three guitars that need finishing - bindings installed, fret boards glued to necks and frets hammered into the fret boards and then the French polish.

There is much work for me to do over the next several months.




Left to right: Western White Spruce/African Rosewood guitar; Western Red Cedar/Indian Rosewood guitar; Western Red Cedar/Claro Walnut guitar.



The back side of the guitars. You can see the Macassar ebony fillet in the African rosewood guitar to the far left and the sapele fillet in the Indian rosewood guitar in the middle.

I look forward to finishing these guitars and offering them for sale, most of all I look forward to hearing the beautiful music that will come from them.

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