Saturday, September 27, 2014

Progress on a Couple of Tenors

Tenor Guitar and Tenor Ukulele that is..

Things seem to be going good, I've got most of the body parts for both thicknessed all that is left is the tenor guitar top once the rosette is installed. The top and back for the Uke are braced and I guess I should think about bending the sides.

All in all going pretty good.

Tenor guitar top with rosette cut and ready to install

Tenor Uke back

Tenor Uke Top

Waiting for sides

Top with the Rosette

Simple rosette design for a small body

Friday, September 26, 2014

Sound Sample Walnut & Bearclaw Sitka Celtic Tenor

Rick was kind enough to send me a link to another recording he made on the tenor guitar I made for him.

Great playing and a great composition.

Thursday, September 18, 2014

It Might Not Look Like Much

BUT it is a big part of the Tenor Guitar I'm building.

It is actually the neck block designed to have a plate under the fingerboard extension which will allow the neck to be easily removed with only 3 bolts.. Similar to a previous design used by Taylor Guitars and by several other builders like Trevor Gore.

I'm also working on thicknessing the various parts likes sides and back for the Tenor & Uke.

Sunday, September 7, 2014

Ready to Start Building

So I have all the bits an pieces ready to start building. A Zircote & Ancient Sitka Tenor guitar and a Maple, Spruce & Walnut Tenor Ukulele..

Should be fun projects, I'm thinking the tenor guitar will be my personal guitar.

This will be my first Ukulele build, in some ways simpler than a guitar but it is a new process as well.