Saturday, October 20, 2012
Finally back in the shop again trying to finish some projects. Here two guitars are on deck for the spray booth. This process takes a month. Lacquer has to be giving time to dry and harden, then releveled and sprayed again. When there are enough coats it will be time for the final sanding and then buffing.
Friday, March 16, 2012
More work has been done on this cool project: sanding is 75& complete, extra pickup cavity added, the old logo's pearl inlay has been removed so that the router for the new one will cut nice and smooth, a new veneer has also been added. It is looking good! The Clash's star design will be installed around the 12th fret in a red reconstituted stone. Rudy Can't Fail!
Monday, February 20, 2012
The neck and body are joined! Now the fun part begins with the shaping of the neck heel and "gut-cut." Then a final sanding up to 220 grit, some pore-filling (more sanding) and some lacquer. This body-style will be one of the "standard models" offered by Marshwood Guitars. I like it. It features a slight bevelled edge around the body which will eliminate any harsh edge. This was tried on the Prototype (March 3, 2011) and seemed to make a difference in comfort.
Saturday, February 18, 2012
Saturday, February 11, 2012
Before gluing in the neck I want to get as much done as possible. So, back of the neck has been roughly shaped, the logo and frets have been inlayed this time using aluminum and the fretboard leveled and frets installed. A little more work to the body and this neck is getting glued in.