Neck Carving pt. 1 & Stripping Finish off the Roasted Maple

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So I didn’t like how the finish was turning out so I sanded back the top and back. I need to sit and do it more thoroughly but I wanted to start the carve on the neck since I’d been putting that off.

The neck itself wasn’t too difficult to carve but I left this neck fatter than most with a minimal taper from but to heel. I also used a router to hog most of the wood off the top. This saved hours of rasping.

I left the heel of this guitar untouched till now because I wanted to do a transition to the heel. It ain’t easy but it looks and feels good. I carved out a small pocket for where your thumb can rest while you fret the high frets. Overall I’ll need to smooth out all the contours after rasping out a better heel.

Also this piece of tiger rosewood is just gorgeous. It looks more like persimmon or some other species of ebony. Wih mineral spirits it’s very different from the last neck I made of the same material.

Also WordPress has updated their app which allows you to select multiple pictures but never puts them in the right order… I apologize for that.

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