Well, at long last, this guitar is done (with the exception of tweaking to the setup). Koa B&S, my styling of an OM, Port Orford Cedar top, ebony accents, flamed honduran mahogany binding package.
Friday, March 2, 2012
The following are a couple of shots of the ALS hollowbody in finish. It is getting a wine red burst, and it is hard to give it justice in the pictures. You can get the general idea though.
And below, I have some shots of the top darkening of the port orford OM. He wanted to channel the Olson cedar guitar look.
Here are the associated pictures to rebinding the new back that I just put on Jake's GA. Essentially, I bend the binding package (including the purlfing) which allows me to install it all much more easily.
Then, using a williams style binding machine, I cut my rabbit channel...Usually, I try to do this about 0.005" deeper than the thickness of my binding strip (in this case flamed Honduran mahogany).
Alright, so as some of you know, I built Jake's GA, then felt as though it was too thick, so I took off the back, re-profiled the sides, made a new back, installed new kerfed lining, and now I am here. So I took the time to show you exactly how I install a back and tuck my braces.
First, I clamp the back to the guitar in place, and mark on each side where the braces hit the sides. Using a straight edge, I connect those lines and then use a hobby saw to cut the edges to the depth of the brace I will be tucking.
Then I use a dremel with a router base attachment and a 0.062 endmill to remove the material out to my hard cut lines.