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New Beginnings 2019

Some photos from the workshop. I've been making up all the parts I need for the next batch of guitars plus a few other ideas for future guitars.

I've got 4 guitars worth of parts here. i still need to put together kits for all the internal pieces but the component construction is all but done
Soundboards, backs, sides and necks

The main components for 4 instruments. 1 European spruce top and 3 cedar tops.

Backs waiting to be thicknessed of varying species withing the Dalbergia Genus. (All purchased pre CITES)pruceana, retusa,
Rosewood of varying species.

Backs waiting to be thicknessed of varying species within the Dalbergia Genus. (All purchased pre CITES) spruceana, retusa and latifoilia all present. Enquire for others.

7 Necks

Neck with headstocks carved, drilled and slotted, some with centre strips set to tie in with their respective backs. All with ebony plates. I have a few different woods to make up the centre strips including black palm, flamed sycamore, quilted Brazilian cedar and ebony. More on this later.

Here's a short slide show of general construction photos that got me to this stage.

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Michael Ritchie
Michael Ritchie
Feb 24, 2019

Great stuff, glad to hear that!


No more buzz! I'm the happiest little camper in the world : D


Michael Ritchie
Michael Ritchie
Feb 20, 2019

Well I'd need to see it. Give it some time to settle after the journey, it may need some set up, David will sort that for you I'm sure.


and 10th, could that cause the buzz?


It buzzes when I play around the 12th fret, strings seems to touch 12th and 11th fret simultaneously.

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