Making progress on my classical guitar build. At the “in the white stage” where everything is scraped and ready for shellac. Top is Carpathian Spruce and the back and sides is a very green set of Bocote. I managed a good display of the gorgeous sapwood on the back. Overall the back and sides turned out very interesting.
Got the Stradivari Baroque guitar all done! Now it’s time to play and enjoy the fruits of all my labor. It took over a year with all the planning and other interruptions that life brings. Lots of effort and problem solving, it was fun! I am going to sell the plan I made online somewhere, stay tuned for that.
this is a miguel rodriguez style guitar that I built in 2013. It has a Western cedar top, Indian rosewood back and sides, ebony fretboard, ziricote headplate, mahogany neck, and an Indian rosewood bridge. I used some old growth redwood for the braces inside the guitar. The scale is 650 mm. I wanted to build a guitar with more of a radius on the fretboard, so this was the first attempt. I like the radius, and most people who play it seem to like it. It is more dramatic than a traditional classical radius.