Mattia Posted August 19, 2007 Report Share Posted August 19, 2007 (edited) Figured I'd start a place to dump some details on my latest (and greatest!) project. Rundown of the specs: - Jumbo body, 16.6" across the lower bout (nod to Kevin Ryan in terms of general dimensions) - Black Walnut back/sides - Western Red Cedar top (slight bearclaw, I think) - Laminated neck (walnut/wenge/maple/wenge/walnut), scarfed, front and back veneers, floating supported fingerboard extension - Ebony fingerboard, fancy schmancy vine inlay - Spalt maple rosette with abalone trime, abalone purfling around the top - Adirondack bracing, trad X on the top, doulbe X on the back, all X braces reinforced with CF (0.02" laminate) - Adjustable neck joint, a la Doolin/Fleischman/Turner - Flying buttress CF braces for the headblock to free upper bout - Sound port, upper bout, bass side - Wedged body (a la Manzer/Cumpiano) I think that's about it. Progress so far: Design: complete. Earlier sketch of the inlay design here: http://www.xs4all.nl/~mvalente/guitarpics4...ban_inlay01.jpg Body: most remains to be done, but it'll be the faster bit once all the pieces are made. Wood selected, back and top jointed, top initally thinned (handplane). Strips for lining cut, need further processing, strips of spruce for bracing cut, need to be laminated with some CF and polyurethane glue (or maybe thick CA...). Waiting to see if I can find time to go use a thickness sander, since I haven't had the time to make my own yet. Have the parts, but no time, and I want/need to get this guitar done by October. Shot of back (before joining, is now cut to shape): http://www.xs4all.nl/~mvalente/guitarpics6/ban/back_2.jpg Neck: more work done here. Laminated up the blank, cut the scarf joint, glued said scarf joint, routed an initial 1.5 degree angle onto the face of the heel, glued in the extension, rough-carved the neck, routed for CF bars and truss rod, did the headstock veneer and backstrap, routed the headstock shape, routed for headstock binding (not glued yet), radiussed and slotted the ebony board and bound said board in flamed maple with a contrasting b/w/b line of purfling under the veneer. Pics: Neck: http://www.xs4all.nl/~mvalente/guitarpics6/ban/neck01.jpg http://www.xs4all.nl/~mvalente/guitarpics6/ban/neck02.jpg http://www.xs4all.nl/~mvalente/guitarpics6/ban/neck04.jpg http://www.xs4all.nl/~mvalente/guitarpics6/ban/neck05.jpg http://www.xs4all.nl/~mvalente/guitarpics6/ban/neck07.jpg Fingerboard http://www.xs4all.nl/~mvalente/guitarpics6/ban/neck03.jpg ...that was pretty much it. I'll update as I can/see fit/bother to take photographs, but I'm mostly concerned with getting things built a little sooner rather than later. Edited August 19, 2007 by Setch Fixing html tags which screwed with the PBcode. Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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