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Here are some pictures of the last stages of building this guitar.

The one immediately below shows the binding scheme that I settled on – ebony with a narrow band of maple.

Here’s the upper part of the top showing the gently radiused fingerboard and the purfling, the decorative border immediately inside the binding.

I’ve shaped the neck and heel and added an ebony heelcap, again with a thin lining of maple.

And here is the bridge being clamped while the glue sets. I’ll leave it undisturbed overnight and string it up tomorrow.


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  1. By Box closed « Finely Strung on 17 May 2008 at 7:38 am

    […] has a fine figure and I thought that the straightforward black and white (ebony and maple) scheme that I used for the last instrument would set it off nicely. As you can see , I’ve already made a start with the end block […]

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