With the construction of Adrian’s double commission nearly completed,
it’s time to start preparing for the next instrument. This one will be a rather
striking guitar for Ian, based on my Model 2 shape. If you’re not aware of my
Model 2 you can see it here on my website.
The Indian rosewood back has been glued together; I like to
use sash clamps for this task.
Once the back has been joined and taken down to 2.5mm
thickness (did you spot the deliberate mistake?) a groove is routed, to take a decorative stripe.
This stripe is going to made up from ultra-thin
black/red/black lines and abalone; the whole stripe (6 lines and the abalone) is
just over 2.5mm wide. When you are doing fancy stuff, it really is a case of
less is more!
The groove is routed with a dremel tool and then all the component
parts are glued in with epoxy resin…………
……………..24 hours later and after a clean-up, here’s the result.
And although the stripe is very fine you can see below how
it stands out against the rosewood back. Like I said, more is less.
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