So I was going to build a guitar for my daughter.. And panicked.. Argh!! I want it to be just perfect. What if it was just.. Well.. Crap.. Useless.. Unplayable?
See I had never built a neck before, and although I'm a 'jump right in' kind of guy I wasn't even sure what glue to use. So I needed a practice.
A close friend of mine (let's call her C.F.) has done me one huge life altering favour for the last year and I thought it would be nice to build her a CBG as a way of thanks. I figured, OK, go for it.
I got a box, I have some wood, let's get stuck in.
So here's some photos of the result and a bit of the crafty stuff.
A bit of glue and clamps
A bit of fret work
Skip to day 2 (and an extra crazy afternoon in between) and here's the results..
think the C and F holes were not as good a result as I had hoped for but it was a good idea, just badly executed. But considering it is her initials, she absolutely loves it.
Neck to body came out really nice with this one, but I should have spent more time sanding the wood to a proper surface before final finish.
Time for my daughter's build? Not quite, I only have wood for a short scale instrument. Oh well.. At least this will be a bit more practice. And a reason to have another day of beer and sharp tools.