So I am going to document this build. I don’t see a music forum so I’m going to try the open forum.
I pitched a deal to a friend, I would get 20,000NT up front, that money would be used to buy tools, supplies, wood, etc. to build a guitar. So far I have gotten enough wood to build probably 4 guitars.
This is the back and side set I’m starting with… for one of the builds at least. It started its life as a plank of purpleheart I found somewhere in Songshan District:
Then for the neck I’m laminating pieces of purpleheart and Sapele I got. All of these wood came from Taiwan (well I’m sure they came from another country but they were sold here).
Top arrived. This is the only wood I imported because I can’t find it here. But someone sells some Italian spruce top sets at 4000nt for 10 sets… no idea if they are any good.
Go bar fixture built
Neck blank laminated and cut out
Back joined. This back came from a luthier in Kaoshung… as apology for being all mean and stuff… It’s flamed mahogany.
Top and back joined and ready for sanding and braces. I will need to leave it somewhere very dry for a few days before I do that.
Another guitar back joined, mahogany back is receiving the back strip.