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My Afzelia Electric Build - Poor Documetation But Nice Wood !

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I was buying mahogany the other week and after I had already parted with a sackfull of money I was chatting to the guy about a stock of Afzelia he has..

It was expensive stuff and only 1 3/4" thick sawn boards but it sounded nice so I bought a metre to test it out !!!

This is the plank after a pass of the planer:


It looked good to me so I planed and jointed it up and decided to carve the top:


then added a coat of oil once it was all sanded up.


Decided on a wenge and purpleheart neck, exactly the same as my previous shadow guitar.


I originally cut a bloodwood fingerboard for this but it looked terrible so I made a pau ferro one (I call it santos rosewood usually) which was a better fit cosmetically...


then I put some of the hardware in to see how the finished article may look, because im a fulltime builder this has been done in the evening (zzzzzzzzz) but im hoping to get it finished for this months GOTM !!!


ive never played an afzelia guitar but im looking forward to hearing it..

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