|PhotoPhinish, take a gander.... CLICK on PIC to enlarge.
|Recent work coming together. Left- four tops both cedar and red spruce, adirondack red bracing, a few have
sitka tonebars. Three have black walnut bridge plates, one has a Sycamore maple plate. Center- pretty standard,
Martin style brace before truss rod advent, notice two upper transverse braces. Right- Completed Paua Abalone
Rosette in cedar for an SJ, my first SJ and Ab Rosette.
|Brace shaping on the router table using pattern following bits and a brace shaped pattern.
|First rosettes, left is a .063 Mother of Pearl with BWBWB purfling from Martin Guitar. Center is Paua
Abalone .098 with same purfling. Right rosette after completion, but before level sanding.
|Someone wanted to know how to sticker Rosewood, here
is how. Use stickers, any size you want. These are about
3/8 by 3/8 inches. You need to keep the stickers aligned
from bottom to top. A lot of folks add weight to the top,
depends on the wood, here I just added some heavy planks
of hard maple. Clicking the picture will make it enlarge
on a separate page.
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|On the workbench, January 17, 2006
two five string fretted bass necks.
Click pic to enlarge. These necks are
made of Macassar ebony fretboards,
German hornbeam, Purpleheart, and
North American Maple with birdseye
figure. The four attaching inserts are
brass thread and the tuners will be
Grover Titans. The truss rod is two
way adjustable at the heel of the neck.
The neck is stabilized with two 1/8 by
3/8 inch carbon fiber slats epoxied into