Friday 22nd August ’08
Thursday morning and we put more coats of wax on Dave’s guitar.. three or four coats a day for a week or so and she’ll be set for life!
..on to Mark B’s custom tribal guitar.. the carves are drawn out..
and then roughly carved..
as is the neck and back, belly carves and all access neck joint..
the top is sanded through the grits with a small random orbital sander (a most useful tool!)
and work is begun on the tribal tatoo inlay..
? .. prepped and ready to go pending on Mark’s go ahead of course!
back to Fred’s guitar.. bearing cutter and a mini router table..
and the headstock is ready for binding.. the ‘Crimson’ logo is cut out of ebony, recessed into the veneer
and the multi-ply binding is glued in place.. in stages..
back to Fabio’s bespoke 7-string guitar.. the last little cutaway has her carving marked out..
cut with some shaped (and sharp) chisels..
Jon Toh’s guitars beginings.. the two-piece mahogany blank is planed flat
bandsawed to within a mm of the outline
and the big control cavity (to fit a Graph tech piezo system etc etc) is roughed out with the jigsaw (a tool I bought when building the workshop finally has a use inside it!!)
..the first time around some parts of the binding, especially in the corners, just didn’t work.. rerouting the binding off once the glue has dried makes many pretty shavings.. anyway, in the end she’s redone and looks great!
the outline and control cavities are routed out..
as is the wiring run..
..next week she beomes a guitar!! Have a great weekend!
Crimson Custom Guitar Company