Monday, March 28, 2016

One Neck Down One to Go

One of my favourite parts of building a guitar is carving the neck. It was pretty intimidating for the first time but really not that hard to get the hang of. I get a lot of satisfaction removing everything that does not look like a neck and seeing what comes out..

I really don't have a standard neck shape, I guess I really should but I like just seeing where it goes. This one on the Pacific parlour is what you might call a pointed D shape not really a V shape like some old Parlours but a bit of a pointy D if that makes any sense.

Anyway one more to go, then the bing sanding job and on to finishing...

Bridge is just sitting there it is the very last thing to get attached

Thursday, March 24, 2016

CNC Pyramid Bridge

I'm not a huge fan of CNC for guitar building but I do like it for some steps. In this case making a Pyramid bridge.

For those interested Modeled in Sketchup and milled using Vectric vCarve.

Sunday, March 20, 2016

Looking Like Guitars

Ok the fingerboards are glued on and the necks cut to rough shape. I still need to remove the necks from the bodies and carve them but right now they are on so I can confirm the bridge height and get started on making the bridges.

Saturday, March 12, 2016

Two Fingerboards Ready

The two fingerboards for the Parlour guitars are done. Ready to be attached to the necks then fretted.

I also glued on the peghead overlays an roughed out the shape..

Getting there....

Sunday, March 6, 2016

Truss Rod Slots and Fingerboard Supports

The neck design for these guitars is fully removable so that requires some support under the fingerboard. I made these on the CNC just for that little extra bit of accuracy.

I've also routed the truss rod slots into the necks.

Test fitting the necks

CNC cutting the extension supports

Supports glued in and truss rod slots routed and test fitting the truss rod