Hello! Well, now that all my templates, molds and jigs are done…now it is time to start to make the guitar.
I’m starting out by roughing out all the pieces. I use a hand saw to get the shape of the neck.
I then, cut into the back of the neck. I use a chisel to remove the bulk of the wood and to narrow down the back of the neck. When I am carving a shape such as a neck or a head stock, I do the majority of the roughing out with a hand saw. Hand tools seem to give me more control, and if you learn to use them skillfully they are very fast and efficient.
I am also getting close to finishing up the A-style mandolin that I have been working on. I just finished the base coat today…
Next, I will darken up the edges…. I can’t wait to string it up and hear how it sounds! It has a one piece curly maple back and a Adirondack spruce top. I’ll show more pics in a few days of the finished color. Until then,