Well… they are both done! My first guitar(s).
I don’t really have a bucket list, but if I did, building a guitar was definitely on it. So, hypothetically speaking, could I check that off my list twice?
Started these somewhere toward the end of February and finished construction yesterday, June 11th. So I guess they are Gemini. Fitting being that they are twins. Only 9 grams difference in weight.
Accomplished several things I wanted:
-Cut and built every single detail from scratch, from veneers, to rosette, to binding and purfling.
-Used mostly hand tools with the exception of a band saw and a drill press. Add a router for the binding on number two.
-Finished with french polish.
-Used all found or reclaimed materials. Only purchased items were the tuners, fret wire and the bone nuts and saddles (and strings). Maybe add some tool purchases along the way 🙂
-They work. I think they actually sound pretty good.
I’m sure I’ll make more. In fact in the near future I’ll be participating in an online build-along through a forum I’ve been posting on. That build will be modeled after a Gibson OO Nick Lucas model. I’ll make two. And I will take my time. I’ve been obsessed with finishing these. I need a break, at least for a bit. I’m sure I’ll get back to other random projects pretty quickly.
Thanks for all the comments, feedback, and encouragement. I appreciate it!