Monday, February 20, 2012

Beetle Kill Electric

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


Here is a older Marshwood which is going to get a facelift. New finish, add logo, etc. Should be a fun project. It is a thin hollowbody (17" wide) made from maple.

Saturday, February 11, 2012

Beetle Kill Electric: Neck

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.