Hi guys, this weekend I worked on the tail and the bridge:
The tail got some planing and a shape routing, I didn’t liked a lot the first pattern in the headstock so I changed it, forgot to take pics but is the same shape as in the tail just flipped, now I really like it.
Then I drilled the holes for the strings, you can see aluminum rivet heads in there, to protect the wood from the strings, will se how that works.
Also I made the bridge with some spare tzalam (aka caribbean walnut) wood I had at hand from other projects, this piece of wood has a grain a little too plain so I decided to add the maple inlays to spice it up, the spacing is the same I’ll use for the strings, hopefully it will look good when finished.
Next time I’ll do the nut in aluminum, and some fingerboard side fret markers inlay, as I’m afraid to do something wrong if I go for the whole line(like a fret) 22 times, I was thinking mayabe it’s better to do something like this:
What do you guys think? Also I’m not so sure about using maple for the inlays as it will get darker with ebony dust while sanding, any ideas?
-- Learning one thing at a time