I am building a GL-OO model for my son, Timothy. This guitar will be 12 fret to the body, 24.5" scale, slot head steel string. These smaller guitars have worked very well for fingerpicking but also do well with a pick. Getting good volume and projection from a small guitar is sometimes a little difficult but this model seems to solve those problems. The guitar will be fitted with an L R Baggs LB-6 pickup allowing it to be connected to an amp. The back and sides will be East Indian Rosewood and the sound board will be a beautiful piece of German Spruce. Fretboard and bridge will be Gabon Ebony and the bindings and trim will be Curly Australian Blackwood.
Sides measured and thinned for bending:
Sides have been bent and glued to tail and heel blocks and kerfed lining is glued to sides:
Back and sound board joined:
Back splice installed and cut for braces
Back braces glued and shaped
Working on the rosette and binding inlay
Bracing the top
Installing back & sound board
Cutting binding channels and installing bindings
Shaping neck and mother-of-pearl inlays
Paper pattern for head stock inlay
Inlay cavity routed and top portion fitted
Test fit of entire inlay
Pictures of finished guitar by Jeanne Giltzow
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