|Project by ChrisFranklin||posted 05-29-2012 03:16 AM||668 views||1 time favorited||2 comments|
After doing some needed repairs on a couple of my guitars and making new wider necks for a couple of others, I finally took the plunge and started a new build in 2006. It only took 4 years to finish! Of course, most of that time was spent making jigs and tools to build it, thus ensuring that I would have to build more to recoup the expense. See what I did there?
This is a baritone guitar, meaning it’s tuned lower than a standard guitar, has a longer scale length (string length) and uses heavier strings. There’s no real standard for these, but this one has a 29.5” scale (standard is around 25) and is tuned to C#, down three frets from a standard guitar’s E.
The back & sides are koa, top is sitka spruce, neck is Honduras mahogany with a cocobolo fretboard, bridge and bridge plate (inside, under the bridge) are African blackwood. The binding is curly maple, and there’s some abalone trim here & there.
-- Mud thrown is ground lost.