|Project by WoodshopNerd||posted 02-20-2015 03:36 PM||1712 views||1 time favorited||4 comments|
I made this guitar using myrtle wood for the sides & back, and port orford cedar for the top. I also included a sea turtle inlay on the fretboard using abalone and mother of pearl. There’s also some additional abalone as purfling around the top, and in double rings around the sound hole.
Since the myrtle was so light in color it seemed like a good idea to go with a flamed maple neck and a quilted maple faceplate on the headstock. The binding is maple as well, but I brushed it with some green wood dye to give it contrast and help it tie in with the abalone.
I have to say the myrtle and cedar wood combination ended up making one of the best sounding guitars I’ve heard.
-- Michael, http://www.bozemanguitars.com