|Project by WoodshopNerd||posted 02-12-2015 08:56 PM||1361 views||4 times favorited||18 comments|
This is a guitar that I built recently using claro walnut for the sides and back, bearclaw spruce for the top, and Hawaiian koa for the binding. I wanted this guitar to have wood accents only (nothing shiny or blingy like abalone or mother of pearl), so I used lacewood for the rosette around the soundhole, and snakewood for the tuning knobs on the headstock. I also made an inlay for the neck in the shapes of oak and maple leaves, using oak and maple wood respectively. I also decided to use an oil finish instead of a glossy lacquer. I’m pretty happy with how it came out. I have a couple more sets of claro walnut in my stack… I’m thinking I might have to make another one.
-- Michael, http://www.bozemanguitars.com