I made a 5 string bass guitar for a friend a few years ago and it turned out with a fantastic sound.
So I decided to make a 6 string guitar for myself.
The body of the guitar is of solid silver ash.
The neck which runs full length through the body.
I sliced the timber for the neck to about 1/2” thick and 1 1/2” wide
using silver ash and northern scented rosewood then glued them together
on edge,meaning widest piece to widest piece alternating the timbers.
The reason for this is there will be no warping or twisting of the neck and therefore no
steel rod needs to be used for strength.
The fretboard is of red siris which is quite durable and hard.
There was a lot of trimming to do as I opted to used a classic style tuning head
instead of the usual bent neck seen on most guitars.
I am ready now for the fretting and fitting of other hardware and
the final polish.
I will post the finished product.
Happiness is bringing a piece of timber back to life….forever.