Fulks Run, Virginia: Where the river is clean and there's chicken on the grill!
Semi-Hollow Arch Top Electric: Interior Shots, Ready to Be "Boxed Up"
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|It's summer 2000 and fall is just around the corner. The major pieces of the arch top electric are ready to be assembled..."boxed up." I gotta get this baby done before the winter comes. But, I gotta get some pictures of the interior first. My friend Alan comes to the rescue!|
|The curly spalted red maple is starting to show just how pretty this baby is going to be. The grain is so wild that I decide it may be a good idea to add a spruce center strip and some thin flat-grain maple strips for a little reinforcement. After a weekend of practice and failure, I finally select the best of my hand drawn labels. Click on the photo at left to enlarge it. For a closer view of the label area click here.|
|Over 100 tentelones are glued one-at-a-time to strengthen the joint between top and sides. Side braces and tape reinforce the sides. Notice the modified Spanish footer joinery between sustain block/neck system and sides. The f-holes are bound and all cutouts for hardware are reinforced with spruce cleats. The neck is still in the rough to provide a clamping area for work to come. Click on the photo at right to enlarge it. For a BIG picture (80kb) click here and really see the detail!|
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