Paulownia Guitar ~ Bridge & Finishing

Preparing the heel end for heel cap

Beginning to finish-carve the neck to the desired contour

The rosewood bridge blank is set up to rout out the saddle slot and tie block.

Bridge routed. Now carving the sloping wings.

Sloping wings on both sides.

12-hole tie block

Finish sanded to #240 garnet prior to shellac

Shellac is layered unto the bridge.

Soundboard prepared with bridge location by using masking tape.

Bridge is being glued.

Special sloping wing cauls for this personal bridge design.

Instrument ready to be french polished next.

The whole guitar is french polished using a rubbing pad.


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