Hi Bruno. The picture makes it look worse than it is, but it is pretty thick. Having no closing bars I was worried about it not being strong enough, but in reality it would have been fine if I had shaved it down a bit. Live and learn
Cheers Chris. To be honest I'm really bad at headstock carving. I just used a circle template a chisel and lots of patience. It's simple but I'm happy enough with the look. Will use it again. I haven't done a carved slope into the tuning machine slots before, so I'm happy with that bit.Chris Sobel wrote: ↑Wed Sep 13, 2017 9:45 pmWow Tom, your work has come a long way in the last year. Everything looks nice and clean. Regarding the rosette... in some Spanish and Mexican shops that was the standard to bring the rosette to the edges. Juan Pimentel comes to mind. Also Simplico did that, who probably took it from Enrique Garcia. Usually the innermost decorative ring was ebony or a similar brown/black hardwood. And hey, when you're not living off guitarmaking income you can do whatever you want! I've found that the African mahogany-esque woods do tend to have more ropey grain and are not as easy to work as the real stuff... Sapelle sounds really good though.
Did you redesign the headstock? I like the look.
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