|Project by joseff||posted 06-27-2012 11:21 PM||1387 views||1 time favorited||15 comments|
Finally had the chance to post my second guitar. This one is made with a spruce top, and maple back/sides. I’ve always been amazed by maple, because when I was a kid I only knew narra, mahogany, and philippine ebony. I first encountered a maple guitar when a friend brought one his dad bought in Italy. It had a nice flame figure on the back and it didn’t have much decoration, so all the attention was on the maple. When I started to get into the classical guitar, I noticed that all the guitarists around me either preferred indian rosewood or some other dark exotic wood for their guitar’s back and sides.
So whenever I encountered maple, on the countertops, dance floors, furniture, and on other stuff, I was down there examining the piece with its nice figured maple.
So now, this guitar. This was another learning experience for me as a woodworker. I kept notes on the things to watch out next time, as quilted maple is a bit of a challenge, in planing and bending. I am glad I finally finished this one.