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Thursday, May 29, 2008


At last, I've got on with build #2. I think the thought of fretting was working on my sub-conscious and making me delay it. I don't know why I thought it would be difficult, 'cos it was quite straightforward. The frets are all seated nicely in place and look fairly level. I'm waiting for some fret files to arrive from the US, so I can't finish the job just yet.

As you can see, all the body holes are drilled, and it's also sanded ready for finishing. I'm just going to oil this one. The "soundholes" in the body have a piece of mahogany (from the neck) inlaid around them ... so I've reversed the design by inlaying a piece of cherry into the headstock.

I'm quite pleased with the way that both of those worked out ... it could have been a horrible mess! And you may think that it is ...


axismatt said...

hi, I have a Kawai KS11XL if you're interested?

A (very) amateur guitar builder said...

Certainly interested! Tell me more ... how long have you had it ... what sort of condition is it in ... where in the world are you !!