Thursday, October 26, 2017

2017/18 AHS Band Raffle Guitar

Construction has begun on this years raffle guitar. Materials: "Waterfall" Bubinga tone woods, Sitka spruce soundboard, Sappelle neck, Curly Koa bindings, Carbon fiber neck and body re-inforcements.





Saturday, October 15, 2016

Ready for finish...

Construction is finished, will be starting pore filling and lacquer sealing tomorrow.







Thursday, September 29, 2016

Latest progress

Here some pictures of the progress to date. Back braced and finished, sides together, rosette complete.

The body should be assembled by the end of this weekend.





Monday, September 19, 2016

Pictures of the (nearly) finished neck








Installing the Carbon Fiber D-tube.

Last year, I used a Carbon Fiber D-tube embedded in the neck (instead of a truss rod) for the first time. This year I am using a similar product, but the heel re-inforcement (also carbon fiber) is a new product from DragonPlate.com that goes in at 90 degrees rather than 60 degrees as before. This allows me greater freedom in the shape of the heel.

Here is a link to a demonstration video of how the D-tube is installed:
https://youtu.be/kU6kbGhqSE0

For any builders amongst you, here is a link to the D-tube product: https://dragonplate.com/ecart/categories.asp?cID=130




This years materials...

In case you were wondering, this years guitar materials will be:

- Tonewoods: Curly Myrtle (from northern California)
- Others: Indian rosewood (fretboard, bridge, and bindings)
- Inlays: Re-designed musical notes in Mother-of-Pearl
- Soundboard: Sitka Spruce
- Neck: Fully articulated and adjustable neck with Carbon fiber D-tube "truss rod"
- Carbon fiber axial brace in the body

Stay tuned for pictures....