|Project by John Olsen||posted 01-19-2014 01:45 AM||1095 views||4 times favorited||5 comments|
No, I’m not completing projects fast. I’m just posting some from my backlog. :)
I have no tools or forms for wood bending, so I used all straight edges, but without going for the cigar box look. I think I may have gone overboard on my wood selection, but I used what I had on hand. I only bought the tuning pegs, fret wire and strings.
Headstock : 1/4” thick ebony with yellow sapwood at the top and bottom, and a darker mahogany side
Fret board: purpleheart with honey locust spots
Saddle: Corian counter top
The neck is attached with two bolts which screw into threaded inserts in the base of the neck. It’s a flat butt joint. The neck was shaped almost entirely with a stationary belt sander once I had the rough shape cut out.
It was several weeks beginning to end, and was the most complex project I’ve worked on so far. The tuning is pretty good, but it’s a bit quiet since I ignored all theory on tone wood, ideal front and back thickness, and all that stuff real luthiers do.