Sanding

This parts gonna take some time. I’m sanding the whole body by hand using grits (80,100,120,150,180,220). Redwood is incredibly soft and honestly I don’t see myself working with it much more after this guitar. It’s clear to me that with the softer woods, you must sand with the grain always. Anyhow should be all sanded…

Pickup Routes + Additional Sound Holes + Recessed Volume Knob

I’m really liking how this is all coming together. The tuner repair worked like a charm. The makeshift template I made with some pine sticks worked flawlesslyfor the routing of the pickups. The stew mac routing bit (the larger one) was perfect for the rounded corners. I like the way the additional sound holes look….

Kwik-Wood for Tuning Hole Repair

So one of the tuners was a few mm out of place and i wanted a way to move it over. So I took a small rasp and cut away then mounted the tuner expecting a small crescent gap to appear. The small gap I filled with kwik wood and redwood dust mashed together. I…

Tuning Machines + First String Up + Moar Sound Holes

If there is any part about this whole process that I hate more than making a neck pocket, it’s drilling tuning machine holes. So far I just wing it, not the best strategy but its gotten me pretty damn good results. I think it’s one to make proper templates for everything. I strung her up…

Poly Test complete + Heel Carve + Bridge Mounted

Lots of stuff done. Figured out I could use my dremel plunge router as a makeshift drill press. Ain’t perfect but damn near. The poly finish test turned out very well. And after only about 4 days of cure time. The actual guitar will get a full week o cure time after a number of…

So it’s a Carved Top..

I was on the fence about it. Even drew the lines to carve but right as I decided to leave it all flat, my corgi rips a small chunk outta the side corner. So bam there you have it! And honestly I’m happy with the result!

Making a Semi-Hollow Body

So I mapped out the cavities and used a forstner bit to hog out most of the wood. The distinctive smell of ash wood was everywhere. It’s not as pleasant as bubinga but still has its own character. After using the forstner bit I use my dremel with a 1/8 bit to create a lip…

Z-Poxy + Shellac + Wipe on Poly

So here’s what I’m doing. Since the redwood is so soft I figured I’d make it a little stronger. I’m using zpoxy to fill pores and to act as a sealer. It cures super hard. Then I put three coats of shellac on it so the wipe on poly can adhere. So far there are…

Jormugandr Lives

This bass sounds incredible… Thanks a ton to Joel Grant of Grant Guitars in Fountain Valley CA for the fretwork and setup. He does the best work and is a super knowledgeable guy. None of these pictures have any filters on them. Without further ado… …I give you Jormugandr.