Tuesday 5th February ’08
well, this is a bitsa diary.. sorry..
Friday started, and pretty much finished, with a meeting at Ace Acoustics in Castle Cary.. these guys are the only guitar shop I know of that are actually turning a profit right now!
Saturday, .. on to the Baritone being built for Paul..
the edges have to be rounded over front
and back.. sucked lozenge was the term used in the brief
on to the inlay.. the Maltese Cross..
which turns into a learning process .. who would think learning how to draw this out would take so long!!
in the end here is what we want
each seperate piece is cut out and glued onto the bits of timber that will comprise the inlay..
this beast of a bass has a final setup prior to being picked up by her new owner
Tuesday… back to Pauls Baritone.. each inlay piece is cut out
checked for placement
and then glued to each other, after cleaning up all the edges with a small file
the cavity is cut out with several very sharp chisels, and possibly due to the lingering effects of the super bowl, at this point I slip and stab myself in the hand.. blood all over the floor for the second time in a week!! .. this job definitely require full concentration all the time!!!
all the seperate pieces are glued in place
and then filed down to the level of the spalted beech ca
the three-way switch hole is cut away
and we have an almost guitar who is now ready for some concentrated sanding!
All my best,
Crimson Guitars HQ