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  1. Bending
  2. And More Bending!
  3. Neck Block & Kerfing
  4. Top, Back, & Kerfed Side Set
  5. Side Reinforcements & Rosette Channel
  6. Braces
  7. Even More Braces!
  8. The Soundbox
  9. Binding & Neck
  10. The Neck, Continued
  11. Finish Carving the Neck
  12. Peghead Inlay
  13. Finishing!!!
  14. Rubbing Out the Finish & Gluing the Neck and Bridge
  15. Leveling Frets, Nut & Saddle Work, and Stringing Her Up!!!
  16. The Final Product!!!

(last updated 8/19/06)

The Materials



Tuesday, June 20th, 2006:


Here are the sides and back I will be using for this guitar. (They aren't jointed yet.)

I have never used this wood before. It is Malaysian blackwood, which I got from Jeffrey Yong at the 2004 Guild of American Luthiers convention in Tacoma. Isn't it beautiful?





To the right are the mold and the side bending form for the Taylor Grand Concert model. I bought these from John Hall, of Bluescreek Guitars. I plan to use his universal side-bender (shown below) for this guitar.


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