Instrument Construction

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Preparing the joint for gluing

 


Gluing up the back

 


Redwood burl rosette

 


Back and top with back
strip inlay and rosette
 

Roughing out the neck

Gluing in graphite reinforcement

Profiling the neck

Profiling the heel

Shaping the fretboard

Installing paua position markers

Shaping the peg head overlay


Drilling the holes for
the tuning machines

Hand cutting the inlays


Bending the sides using
a silicone heating blanket



Bracing the back
with the go bar deck
 

Installing reverse kerfing

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