Shaping the Body and Preparing the Neck

The bodies were cut out of the blanks and glued together, next the body needed to be shaped into a smooth curvy form. The goal is to eliminate all the hard edges. Here is the near final product of the zebrawood and paduak guitar bodies.

 Zebrawood and paduak guitar unfinished guitar bodies

Before that the screwholes need to be put into the back plate of the body. Here is the head luthier doing this task.

back plate screwed in

the head luthier at work

Lots of work on necks. Lots of necks in general.

lot's of necks

I put the frets on to a fretboards. Preparing the hardware. In this picture the fretboard is being glued onto the neck.

frets being glued in