November 22, 2010

Jim challenged me as to whether this neck was cedar or mahogany.  I mistakenly identified it as cedar but confirmed that it’s Honduran Mahogany.  It’s lighter than the Sapele or African that I’ve used in the past leading me to misidentify it as Cedar.  Mahogany it is.

I’ve formed and installed a Camatillo center laminate strip.  Camatillo is very red and should provide excellent contrast to the neck once finished.


I created a softwood template of the headstock shape, which I used to trace over the headstock to check position.  This view is from the top.  The lam strip will only be visible from the underside of the neck and headstock as the rosewood headplate and the fretboard will be installed on top.