Completed guitar no. 025

The long awaited shipping day finally came today for my 25th guitar. Generally, I think it turned out pretty well, so I thought that I would share a few pictures of the completed guitar. I learned a lot from this build, and hope to have the opportunity to build another one like it in the future. Next time I will be more realistic in recognizing how much time the fancy inlay work takes!

The soundboard showing detail of the rosette and purfling. Engelmann Spruce soundboard, Ebony fingerboard.
Another view of the top showing a decent reflection of the strings in the French-Polished soundboard. Flamed maple sides.
Another view of the sides including the back and the purfling and binding details. Flamed maple sides and back.
Purfling details at the end graft. I will keep working on my mitre joints for future inlay work, but these turned out alright.
back view of the guitar
carved headstock detail. Gotoh premium tuning machines also visible

If you are interested in comparing my guitar with the original, you can see a few pictures here.

Next, I’ll be tidying up my workshop and pulling out materials for 3 more classical guitars that need to be built in short order. One of those guitars will be for me, so I have to say that I am pretty excited!

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