January 9, 2010

This guitar, which has been dubbed “highly decorated”, will get a paua purfling with curly maple binding.  First step was to channel out the area where the binding and purfling will be inserted.


The construction is done in steps, unlike the binding of the body.  I will install/glue in the curly maple, bwb, teflon, bwb in phases, each sandwich installed in one segment, allowed to dry, then followed by the next segment.  This will necessarily be a slow process while waiting for the glue to dry for each segment.  Looks like some multitasking is in my future.

I did get a few new repair jobs over the holidays, and I plan a fret dressing for Beth’s OM, so there’s no lack of opportunity.