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!
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.