This section is still in work. More photos will be added as they become available and time permites. The end product will walk you through the step of building the guitar body, ready for  assembly.


Planning Soundboard halfs for gluing on shooting board



Laying out Soundboard for Rosette and Soundhole

Sanding Soundboard halfs for gluing on shooting board


Cutting Rosette Slot


Rosettes Slots and Soundholes Cut


Thickness Sanding Soundboard



Laying Out Soundboard for Braces


Gluing bridge plate to soundboard


Tuning soundboard braces using StroboSoft software, tapping hammer, microphone, chisel and sandpaper


StroboSoft screen


Soundboard ready for assembly to body


Sides and backs ready for thickness sanding


Thickness sanding sides


Bending sides and binding


Gluing back halfs together


Shaping back braces


Installing tail block in assembly fixture


Installing kerfling


Sanding back side of rim with radiused sanding block


Gluing on back




Cutting binding channel with fixtures


Binding channel


Installing binding and purfling with glue and masking tape




Bodies ready for lacquer finish and assembly


Body in neck joint and tail graph cutting fixture


Spraying body assemblies


Wet sanding body assembly

 
   
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