Final sanding of the body.

In preparation for the topcoat finish, final sanding of the top, back and sides is accomplished in two phases. The first phase is to sand the binding even with all sides and I use a scraper first followed by a 100 grit sanding block. I then sand the backs and sides with a 150 grit sanding block. I use 220 on the top.

The back and cutaway after the first sanding. The Mahogany binding really compliments the Ziricote.

The back and cutaway after the first sanding. The Mahogany binding really compliments the Ziricote.

The second sanding phase will occur after I make sure all gaps are filled and all scratches are removed.

A view of the Cedar top and cutaway area.

A view of the Cedar top and cutaway area.

The Ziricote back in low light - it is striking no matter what angle you view it.

The Ziricote back in low light – it is striking no matter what angle you view it.

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