Build Diary - Redwood / Spalted Maple, Part 4 / by Tom Sands

Part 4 brings us to the close of this build diary. But don’t worry, we have a wealth of photos to show you for this instalment!

Here are some shots of the woodwork all completed:

Patinated green copper back inlay to draw everything together.

Patinated green copper back inlay to draw everything together.

Macassar ebony fingerboard and patinated green ebony rosette. with matching Macassar ebony head plate and patinated green copper headstock inlay.

Macassar ebony fingerboard and patinated green ebony rosette. with matching Macassar ebony head plate and patinated green copper headstock inlay.

A closer look at the patinated green copper rosette.

A closer look at the patinated green copper rosette.

Copper indicator markers.

Copper indicator markers.

Detail of the cutaway.

Detail of the cutaway.

Mahogany neck.

Mahogany neck.

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I am confident in saying that this is one of the best finishing jobs I have ever seen on a guitar. The attention to detail matches my own during the build project, and I could not be happier with the result. It looks amazing!

After the finish work, gluing the bridge on.

After the finish work, gluing the bridge on.

Installing the handmade Robson tuners.

Installing the handmade Robson tuners.

The back of the headstock upon completion, fitted with Robson tuners.

The back of the headstock upon completion, fitted with Robson tuners.

Here are some pictures of the guitar waiting to go to it’s new home

The guitar in the Billiard Room at the Broughton Hall Estate.

The guitar in the Billiard Room at the Broughton Hall Estate.

The guitar in the Red Drawing Room at the Broughton Hall Estate in North Yorkshire.

The guitar in the Red Drawing Room at the Broughton Hall Estate in North Yorkshire.