Sunday, August 20, 2006

Nice Surprise

Every once in a while, a finish gives you a bit of a surprise. Someimes, you'll dye a maple top, only to find a "5A" top hidden in the "AAA" piece you thought you had. In this case, some good old nitrocelluose laquer revealed that this already gorgeous piece of birdseye maple was a showpiece. Click on the pics below to enlarge. The neck is straight off the paintstick, so it hasen't been wetsanded and buffed yet.

This neck is for a guitar I'm making for Steve Holbrook. Steve's specs for this guitar are so nicely chosen that I might just have to add a "Holbrook" model to my line.