Binding and purfling are next up.

The body is almost finished. Binding and purfling will be the next step.

The match test. When the body is complete, a match is held in front of the soundhole. A responsive top will blow out the match with a couple of taps on the top. It blew out on the first tap!

The match test. When the body is complete, a match is held in front of the soundhole. A responsive top will blow out the match with a couple of taps on the top. It blew out on the first tap!

This is the final preparation for the back to attach to the sides.

This is the final preparation for the back to attach to the sides.

The headstock with the Routen logo and slot head sections.

The headstock with the Routen logo and slot head sections.

The back ready to attach to the sides to close up the body.

The back ready to attach to the sides to close up the body.

The neck attached to the body for the first time and for a neck angle check.

The neck attached to the body for the first time and for a neck angle check.

It is starting to look like a guitar!

Inlaying the Routen logo in the headstock.

Inlaying the Routen logo in the headstock.

Clamping the sides in the mold lor leveling.

Clamping the sides in the mold lor leveling.

Glueing kerfing to the bent sides.

Glueing kerfing to the bent sides.

Leveling the bookmatched backs before joining.

Leveling the bookmatched backs before joining.

Using the Go Deck and Go Bars to glue the braces to the top.

Using the Go Deck and Go Bars to glue the braces to the top.

The sides glued to the top.

The sides glued to the top.

Using the Go Deck to glue on the Mahogany back braces.

Using the Go Deck to glue on the Mahogany back braces.

The guitar body ready for the back to be glued.

The guitar body ready for the back to be glued.

Progress on Gino’s Guitar

I am making great progress on Gino’s guitar. More time in the woodshop means less time for posts but I will be catching up. Enjoy the recent pictures.

Shaping the Spruce braces of the top. I shaved and scalloped the braces until a clear tap tone was achieved.

Shaping the Spruce braces of the top. I shaved and scalloped the braces until a clear tap tone was achieved.

Joining the bookmatched Spruce top.

Joining the bookmatched Spruce top.

Bending the sides using my jig with steam and heat. The Oregon Myrtle bends like a dream.

Bending the sides using my jig with steam and heat. The Oregon Myrtle bends like a dream.

Clamping the stacked heel of the neck.

Clamping the stacked heel of the neck.