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Assembling the Body:


Back and top ready to assemble Gluing the blocks Gluing on the sides

Sides on Gluing the back linings Sanding the linings to the radius of the back

Back linings ready Gluing on the back Body in one piece
Ready to make the butt graft Butt graft gluing Ready to bind

Cutting the binding and purfling ledges Gluing the binding and purfling
(bottom right:  Ready for the shell edging)
Binding and purfling complete and sanded out


Cutting the neck dovetail joint Gluing on the neck (I now finish the neck and body separately before gluing the neck onto the body) Body and neck joined

Steel String IndexMaking the TopMaking the BackMaking the SidesMaking the NeckAssemble the BodyFinal Steps

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© 2015, James W. Blilie, Barbarossa Guitars                        5997 Turtle Lake Road, Shoreview, MN 55126                        This page was last updated:  15-Feb-2015