All my binding, purfling and rosette materials are cut. I’ll probably need to build a scraping fixture to get some of them to perfect dimension.
Here is the rosewood binding.
Starting to work on the tops. The adirondack top (from the stash of Martin wood) was fairly even in thickness, so that one is gluing up first. I’ll need to even out the lutz spruce tops before I join those.
I think I have my binding scheme worked out. Thinking about the rosettes, which will be pretty simple compared to the last ones I did, these are my top choices.
For the flamed maple guitars: BWB/maple/rosewood/maple/BWB
For the cherry guitar: BWB/cherry/rosewood/cherry/BWB
The other option I looked at was the same pattern, but swapping out maple/cherry on the outside with rosewood, and doing maple/cherry in the center. I think that may be a bit too dark, especially on the flamed maple. Could be an option on the cherry one though.