Hi and welcome to my explorer guitar blog.
This is a project I started 5 or 6 years ago when I found some mahogany in my fathers garage, I built the neck mostly by handtools, finished it with nitrocellulose laquer (which sadly has cracked in some places and is currently being stripped off).
The neck is made of mahogany, a fretboard of indian rosewood, and the head veneer is also indian rosewood.
The body will be made of mahogany, and the top is figured bubinga.
I’ll post more about this and update it when something interesting happens.
Here are some photographs of where the build is currently, the neck is being refinished and the top is rough cut to shape, and has some planing to do before it is finished. Still need to buy the base wood for the body (most probably mahogany). All hardware it still to be bought and installed… so it’s not a quickie project, I’ll be happy if it is finished springtime…
-- Jani, a Neanderthal woodworker in Sweden.