As much work as it is, I’m glad I do a few at a time. Each one I do, learn something that I apply to the next one before I forget it. For example, after the purfling goes on, I’ve really started to clean the binding ledges much better. Seems obvious, but its hard to determine what extents to go through with out a little trial and error. I started to use a scraper with a back light. My new motto is: if I can see the light, it won’t be tight. My new alternative motto is: if I can see a gap, it will look like crap. My pg-13 motto is: make it fit, or it will look like shit. Maybe I spend too much time by myself in the shop.
The binding and graft are done on the second flamed maple guitar. A pic of the channel mid-excavation is included for your viewing pleasure (yay, get excited).
Ledges and purfling are done on the third guitar, that’s the cherry one. Been kicking around several ideas for the graft. Just decided on a different one in the car this morning. Lots of little miters again. Cut it and installed this morning. Waiting for it to dry dry before continuing with binding, which I hope to finish this evening.
If all goes well, I should have all three cleaned up tomorrow. Minus sanding, which I will save for glue drying periods when I work on the necks.