Friday, April 29, 2016

3hree Tops Readied for Carving

Sitka spruce quartersawn, aged, squared ready for carving. Looking forward to new carving features in the  studio for future work.  Also like to mention new flat top tops are created and available too. ( I said top tops)

Wednesday, April 27, 2016

Frets Cut to Width

Frets Cut to Width. This fret board has a binding around the perimeter, the tang of the fret is trimmed and the fret ends filed to shape before finishing.

Friday, April 1, 2016

Activity in the studio — Archtop Guitar is Shaping Up Nicely

Top image is the fingerboard setting on teh neck. Maple fingerboard with walnut dots. 12" radius.
Left is the a detail of the tail registration pin which come up into the fingerboard and looks like a nother dot marker. Righ is the nut registration which is hidden when assembled.  This guitar is coming together very well. I know the tone is good. The top is reflex voiced to provide optimum responsiveness for the string tension. More as it develops.