I can't easily include pictures of every step, but here are some photos inside the box and "inside" the building process of my latest build. This is an OM design with Oregon Myrtle back & sides, Sitka spruce top, Ebony binding, and Ziricote headplate, rosette, end wedge, and heel cap. The neck is mahogany.
A lot has happened by this shot. The sides were bent. The neck block, tail block, and kerf lining was installed. The top was joined, thicknessed, and braces carved. Also, you can see where the lining is ready to join the back.
The back has been joined, thicknessed and braced,
That figuring looks pretty awesome! I wiped on some Naptha. It reveals how the guitar will look under finish.
Time for binding...
It's getting there.
The neck blank has been laminated and shaped.
The fingerboard has been slotted and radiused.
What you don't see here is a lot of work that went into fitting the neck so that the neck is aligned properly so that it can be playable (This is critical).
Looks like a nice fit.
It's taking shape... Most of the frets have been installed. Two slots are used to place locating pins so the the fingerboard does not slide around when it is glued in place. I will have to illustrate the inlay process in another post.
The Ziricote headplate is ready to be glued in place.
I'm gluing in the white purfling strip and binding the headstock.
Time to finish carving the neck.
...just about done!
Okay! It's Ready for finishing! That's a whole 'nother thing. After finishing, the bridge will need to be glued on, the nut made, and the guitar set up for playing. There is actually a lot of work yet to do, but the construction phase is done.