Building a hollow body guitar

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 (very old wood from demolished dressing table)
  • Ebony – bindings

Native timbers:

  • 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 see ‘The making of the guitar body’

Click here to see ‘The making of F holes and Ebony bindings’

Click here to see ‘The making of the guitar neck’

Click here to see ‘Finishing the guitar

Click here to see ‘the finished guitar’