June 10, 2011

I completed the side supports for the workboard for Guitar 1002.  The workboard is an alternative to the body mold which I have used for previous guitars.  As I’m using a Spanish Heel, the neck will be attached to the top plate before the sides are installed.  The workboard allows the top and neck to be secured.


Each dowel side support will be in a slot to allow adjusting the position to create the final and proper shape for the sides before gluing to the top.  I will also need to dish out the lower bout area of the workboard to accommodate the radius bulge of the top from the X-bracing.

I have rough cut all the bracing.  The top bracing will be spruce, and back bracing cedar.  The back bracing is radiussed to 15′ before gluing.