February 19, 2009

The Koa back and sides arrived today from Notable Woods.  Very nice stuff.  The sides are already down to .088″, ready for bending.  Bruce Creps, the proprieter at Notable Woods shipped immediately after my order and was kind enough to drop in a headplate piece as a bonus.


The sides are narrow, but just right for my parlor width.  I may have to reduce the depth of the guitar, but just a skosh.


The back will need to be thickness sanded before joining.  I’m still waffling on the appropriateness of a back strip.  This wood probably doesn’t need a backstrip, and depending on how well I can match up the plates, it may go naked.