May 2020 – This hollow body guitar will be made from a mix of native timbers and some exotic. Intending to use the following exotic timbers:
- Mahogany – back (old wood from demolished dressing table)
- Ebony – bindings
- Norfolk pine – top (strictly speaking this is not a native from New Zealand)
- Kohe kohe – sides and neck (also known as New Zealand Mahogany)
- Fretboard – Puriri
Click here to continue with ‘The making of F holes and Ebony bindings’
September 2020 – Continuing below with the routing of the body for the pickup openings and the neck pocket.
Before routing the pickup openings, I want to be sure all the parts are correctly positioned, so mockup time.
October 2020 – Finishing the body with a reddish stain and then applying multiple coats of oil.