Monday, December 7, 2009

Pickguard and naptha

I ordered a Greven Tortis 30's pickguard from, which arrived in the mail today. Here it is sitting on the top to give an idea of how it will look.

Hmmm, as long as we're considering how it will look, how's about I wet the top with naptha to approximate the appearance of the wood after being finished?

I wish our camera wasn't broke so you could really see the nice striped figure in that top...

And here also is the "end graft," wetted with naptha.

And as long as we're considering how it will look, here's some of the other parts just placed together to give you an idea.

The bridge is a Martin rosewood bridge with a long vintage saddle. John Hall cut the belly part of it off, and I rounded the edge of it to make it match the front. I couldn't find where to buy an old thin saddle like that, but doing it that way really does make it just like the old ones...

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