Repairs, reading and more wood!
You can see that the neck and fingerboard are now on the mandocello, it’s been fretted and the next step will be to carve the neck. This will be followed by a big clean-up prior to French polishing. I’m still really pleased about the way it looks and I think I’d like to try a guitar this shape.
Whilst on the subject of fretting, I’ve just had this 20 year old Strat to re-fret and refurbish. You can see the frets were worn away to practically nothing and the bridge was heavily corroded.
So it’s had its re-fret and quite a few new parts from WD Music and it has now been rehabilitated and is ready take its palace in society again.
Below is a great way to store them; the boards are spaced apart with strips of plywood to allow air-flow and then tied together using cable ties. This keeps them flat and easy to move around.