Friday 15th August ’08
every now and then I use pretty timber from a guitar I’m building to create ergonomic handles.. this time I have an excuse other than the obvious!
..David’s guitar.. the neck joints are rasped to their final shape..
and the whole beast goes through her fine sanding
once the tools are glued in the handles are bandsawed and bobbin sanded to shape..
they are sanded and ready.. one is waxed… .. .
the edges are scraped and sanded..
everything is ready.. (wait for it)
David meets her for the first time.. and is almost happy.. the joy of coming to me is I will build a guitar completely to fit!!
in this case it requires a small amount of re-jigging! the neck access is not quite there yet..
the bobbin sander is utilised again! being very careful not to damage the rest of the perfectly sanded beastie..
attack of the little peckers! .. there’s a reason the dogs have been slightly nervous recently..
once again we go through the sanding process..
the neck is also slightly adjusted to match Davids playing style..
and the new shape is definitly not unpleasing.. in fact I think it’s an improvement!
and here we have some fun with my new tool handles.. they are of the same timber as the guitar top.. and here we play with stains to see what she could look like.. cunning no?
..thankfully David chose the red..
rather suits the company moniker I thought!?
once the stain has dried we start up with the beeswax finish..
this is my favourite part of any build.,. in a matter of minutes everything comes together and the guitar begins to look real!
.. the wax brings out the grain in the rosewood and english walnut..
and as we build up the layers she will come out in a lovely matt sheen..
can you picture her all dressed up? Beautiful!!
Have a great weekend!
Crimson Bespoke Guitars UK