Today he begins lacquer…
So… today Chris and I finally have an inlay design. The bottom inlay is a Celtic knot that stands for family. The atom on the front is similar to this idea. Choosing these things has not been easy. It’s taken almost two months. This is mostly due to my lack of imagination!
Now that this is decided Chris will add the frets and begin lacquering. Getting very close to finishing…
This inlay is at the “bottom” of the guitar where you plug it in. It’s a Celtic knot that stands for family.
Soon it will be time for the inlay…
Chris has attached the fret board and shaped the neck. Next he will shape the heel and cut the slots for the tuners.
Really nice contrast to the walnut sides!
You can simulate how wood will look with the finish on by wiping mineral spirits on it. Pretty pretty pretty good…
In the previous post Chris had glued and taped in the binding on the bass side of the guitar. Here’s how it looks finished.
Binding the joint between the sides and top-back creates a stronger connection and adds a stunning accent. Here Chris is using maple to bind the guitar.
“The Binding acts as a way to protect the end grain of the wood. It caps it off and adds strength to the perimeter of the body. It acts as a bumper to prevent a simple ding on the edge of the body from turning into a split in the top. “
So, yeah, kind of important.