Paulownia Guitar ~ Back

Wednesday, November 28, 2007

Paulownia backs
Paulownia backs for this guitar.


A channel is routed on the back for the centreseam.


The centreseam is a sandwich of Indonesian rosewood with maple/walnut veneers on either side. Here, it is inlayed into the routed channel.


Centreseam levelled with scraper.


Back grafts being glued.


Back grafts of cross-grained Paulownia (offcuts of the back)glued and sanded to a curved cross-section down to #240 garnet.





The back braces are arched the same way as the soundboard before installing.


The final back brace is being glued down.




Back braces shaped and edge feathered.

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