Posts Tagged ‘#11’

#11 Construction 03: The Sad Tale of a Rosette

Here are some construction pics from the rosette on #11. It’s an unfortunate tale told in a sequence of pictures. As you can see I didn’t inlay the material deep enough so it didn’t take long before the rosette started sanding away. I had to compromise. The original rosette design will be getting a rebirth on another guitar sometime soon.

#11 Construction 02

Our Saga continues as I prepare the rims, construct the cutaway, and work on the back.

#11 Construction 01

I told you all that I would post build pictures of #11. Here is the first batch of construction pics. I used the walnut from my parents farm, post about that here.

I finished another one!

I am pleased to announce my latest creation that I’ve been keeping secret since August!

I made a small Parlor Cutaway as part of a forum contest of at the OLF. The finished guitar was a gift to my brother for Christmas. I think he likes it.


Back & Sides: Black Walnut – Cut from Eastern Washington, where I grew up.
Soundboard (top): Sinker Cedar from Lake Superior
Neck: African Mahogany w/ Ziricote laminate
Nickle Fretwire
White/Blue/White purfling
Fingerboard: Ziricote (bookmatched) w/ Black Walnut Binding
Bridge: Ziricote w/ Indian Rosewood pins
Binding: Ziricote
Headplate: Black Walnut w/ Pearl Inlay
Bracing: Sitka Spruce
Tuners: Grover w/ Brazilian Rosewood tuner buttons

Here are the finished pictures.

I will be slowly uploading build pictures as this month continues.

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