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!
This is the final preparation for the back to attach to the sides.
The headstock with the Routen logo and slot head sections.
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.
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.
Joining the bookmatched Spruce top.
Bending the sides using my jig with steam and heat. The Oregon Myrtle bends like a dream.
Clamping the stacked heel of the neck.