I started this blog to chronicle my guitar-making and thoughts on family history. Each guitar I deliver will be accompanied by a commentary extracted from this blog. I also have a goal to work with my sister and other family members to capture the Mercer family history, particularly as it relates to our ancestors' service in the Civil War and prior pioneering movements.
Tuesday, April 24, 2012
Strip your butt
Brazilian Rosewood Butt strip
I ended up making two of these, since I routed the channel a bit too big. But that's OK, cause I'll simply use the other one on C's guitar. I haven't decided if I'm going to inlay anything into this strip or not....we'll see. Next: slot the fretboard. Review John Gilbert's method of slotting to compensate for string stretch. Gotta run.