fitting the braces to the top
The chalk will leave its mark at each point of contact. The whole contact area of each brace should come off the top white.
gluing the braces
signing the top, braces finished
The finished top weighs
Top, back and sides receive a coat of natural resins dissolved in spirit.
body glued intact
Binding Part IV
cutting the second block vertically
The glued strips are laminated with asian ebony.
first binding planed to 1.8 mm
cutting 3 angles
the spanish way of building
gluing with animal glue,
sawing my signature from a plate of MOP
With some practice ...
The scribed outline of the inlay is filled with chalk.
cutting the inlay cavity
inlayed headstock, partly finished
scribing fret positions
warming up fretboard and neck before gluing
gluing fingerboard with animal glue
© 2004 by Thorsten Lietz