This page will show what guitars I have planned. I am not actually sure what order they will be in. These are all subject to change.

 


 

SJ Florentine Cutaway

Back & sides: Curly Bubinga
Soundboard: western red cedar
Bindings: ebony
Headplate: Bubinga
Purfling: zipflex pearl?
Purfling accents: Black & White fiber
End graft: ebony & Bubinga (pearl accent)
Neck: 1 piece Spanish cedar
Hardware: silver
Rosette: pearl
Bridge: ebony
Bridge pins: ebony w/pearl dots
Fretboard: ebony
Inlay: pearl

 

Notes:

This Curly Bubinga set comes from Chris aka Sniggly on the OLF. It’s a really nice set that will certainly pop under finish. Nothing special on this one, it should give me more practice with the Florentine cutaway. I am playing with the idea of putting some pearl purfling (zipflex) on the soundboard, I think it will be good practice for #12. I also might go grab some Bubinga stock at my local Woodcraft and make a quick neck laminate, that might look nice. I’m also going to try this style of fretboard inlays: Fretboard Inlay

 


 

SJ Florentine Cutaway

Back & sides: Indian Rosewood
Soundboard: Sinker Redwood
Bindings: ebony
Headplate: Indian RW
Headplate binding: Ebony
Purfling: Zipflex green abalone
Purfling accents: black & green fiber
End graft: ebony
Neck: 5 piece sipo mahogany sm-g-bl-g-sm
Hardware: black tuners, stainless steel FW
Rosette: zipflex green abalone w/black & green fiber
Bridge: ebony
Bridge pins: ebony w/ green abalone dots?
Fretboard: ebony
Fretboard binding: ebony w/green purfling
Inlay: green abalone

 

Notes:

This is going to be a big build for me. It will hopefully be the culmination of everything I’ve learned on the previous 10 builds. Considering I’m still a beginner, the wood that I will be using isn’t particularly nice, but it’s some of the best wood that I’ve seen. Since most of the wood will be very very dark, I am hoping the green abalone purfling is going to set this guitar off. I can’t wait to start on it, but at the same time, I am terrified to start it!

 


 

SJ Florentine Cutaway

Back & sides: Khaya
Soundboard:
Bindings: ziricote
Headplate: Khaya
Headplate binding:
Purfling: black/white
Purfling accents: black/white
End graft: black walnut
Neck: Spanish cedar
Hardware: silver
Rosette: ziricote
Bridge: ziricote
Bridge Pins: ind RW
Fretboard: ziricote
Fretboard binding:
Inlay: pearl dots

Notes:

Nothing special on this guitar just yet. I wanted to incorporate Ziricote into one of my guitars, so this will be it. Lots of TBD on this one.

 


 

SJ Florentine Cutaway

Back & sides: Black Limba
Soundboard: Sitka Spruce
Bindings: Ebony
Headplate: Black Limba
Headplate binding: Ebony
Purfling: Zebrawood or Marblewood
Purfling accents: Black & White fiber
End graft: Ebony
Neck: Black Limba w/ black fiber
Hardware: matte nickel/black tuners, nickle FW
Rosette: Zebrawood/Marblewood
Bridge: Brazilian Rosewood
Bridge pins: Ebony w/ pearl dots
Fretboard: Brazilian Rosewood
Fretboard binding: Ebony
Inlay: Pearl

 

Notes:

I’ve had this set of Black Limba since the beginning. Earlier on I told myself that I would make this set as #3 because I’ll be more comfortable with building. I am glad I put that off, I am still pretty nervous to work with it. It’ll probably be awhile before I build with it.

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