Commissioning a guitar part 2
I have now put this sheet of ideas together for Richard to consider. There are ideas here for the rosette, purflings and head veneer.
Below is a photo of two heads of two guitars that I’m working on at the moment: one is Richard’s using the burr walnut head veneer; you can compare the real thing to the one on the idea sheet. The second is for Andy’s carved top guitar, as you can see commissioning a guitar is all about getting the guitar of your dreams.
Luke’s 12 string electric
This is really a case of a cobbler having holes in his shoes! I originally made this guitar for my son Luke’s 21st birthday (4 years ago). However, in its original form it was far too heavy to play so the old body was cut off and a new walnut SG body made. There are some photos in an earlier blog entry (scroll to the bottom of the page).The modification has worked well and both Luke and I are happy with the results. Although a good guitar player, Luke plays bass in two different bands. Now the 12 string is completed he wants me to build him a short scale bass; I’m going to try to get this one done quicker!!