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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)

Sunday, July 2nd, 2006

Well, I have my computer back!!!! I got a call this afternoon from the Apple Store, and I just picked it up. I was surprised it only took two days. They totally replaced my "midplane" (motherboard) and the power supply. It's running fine now....what a relief!!! It's much easier doing these web pages on this computer, rather than on my little laptop....

Yesterday, once again, I didn't do too much, because I had to have a plumber come over to fix some pipes that were clanging and clattering every time my automatic lawn sprinker system shut off. But that's all fixed now, and I can get back to the guitar.

As you can see below, I have joined, thinned, and cut out the top and back plates. After much consideration, I decided to go with the East Indian rosewood for the back, instead of the Malaysian blackwood (I'll save that for another instrument). I think it will just make a better match this way. The top is Carpathian spruce, which I've never used before. I think it should make a beautiful guitar!



Here two views of the side set, after the mahogany kerfing has all been glued on:



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