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Interesting, I am also keen to see the finished instrument. The construction is very neat, nice work!
Yes, it is very nice and very neat indeed, did you steam bend the lining? I new an early instrument maker that always liked to steam bend the linings and I should say they always look very classy instruments.
Thanks all, for the kind words.
@ Sean: The linings are hand bent (steam bent) but are actually a two ply laminate, as per the original instrument.
This instrument has two backs; one for the body of the instrument and a second that "floats" above in a quite successful attempt to shield the guitar from the guitarist. I'll post some photos when I get ready for that process. It's an interesting set-up to be sure.
Thanks Scott for posting this. I also would love to see more pictures and hear more about this project. Prior to this the only guitars I have seen with a support rod were some of the Larson's guitars. It seems like a cool idea and some modern builders have adopted similar methods using carbon fiber rods. Some run straight from tailblock to neckblock like this. Others run diagonally to the sides from the neck block. In fact there is a photo on the back cover of one of the issues of the GAL magazine in recent years with the diagonal carbon fiber rods.
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