For the body binding I use mahogany, ebony and maple.
Planing a flat-sawn maple side (1.8 mm)
mahogany, ebony and maple (each 1.8 mm)
After sawing into many, many pieces, ...
... these are arranged, glued and clamped under not inconsiderable pressure.
24 hours later, remove the clamps and plane the sides rectangular.
The block is put aside to dry thoroughly.
Meanwhile you can turn to other things.
To be continued ...
Actually the arches of top and back are within the wood, ...
... just remove the projecting material.
It starts with rough cutting the top with a wide chisel, ...
... then you carve the wood with radius planes of decreasing sizes.
After cutting the recurve the arch comes out.
The back plate is handled analogous to the carving of the top.
Sawing the width of the neck.
The leftovers will be used for a following guitar neck.
Gluing the trus rod
To reduce the weight of the neck the trus rod groove is closed with spruce.
© 2004 by Thorsten Lietz