ret·ro·fit | \ ˈre-trō-ˌfit , ˌre-trō-ˈfit \
retrofitted or retrofit; retrofitting; retrofits
Definition of retrofit
1: to furnish (something, such as a computer, airplane, or building) with new or modified parts or equipment not available or considered necessary at the time of manufacture
2: to install (new or modified parts or equipment) in something previously manufactured or constructed
3: to adapt to a new purpose or need
The top is glued on!
Since the owner has ordered and bought three other classical guitars from me, and is a good friend, I decided to upgrade the bindings on the guitar. Originally they were cherry, to match the back and sides, but to honor what this guitar has been through I am using ebony.
The ebony goes well with the cherry.
I still have to install the ebony bindings and black/white purflings on the top, I need to make and install a new fret board, a bridge, and basically French polish the entire guitar again. It's a lot of work for a prototype, it will be worth working out all the bugs to make future "Brahms" guitars better.