Some of you may remember that last year I was out of action as a result of several knee operations. During that time we started a guitar design and build thread which got so far before the flaming and trolls took it off the board to a private discussion. A further six months away meant nothing much happened from this end. Now is the time to pick it up and see where we get.
What was decided before was as follows
A design based on the drawings done by milnoque inspired by a "surf" theme. The drawing can be viewed here.Surf IV body and headstock(1).pdf
The guitar was to be a neck thru design.
The guitar was to be chambred with some form of sound hole.
There was plenty of other discussion as to what and why but nothing much other than scale length and dimensions was decided.
So what is the way forward? Based on what we have I intend to combine the design so far with a construction method I have thought of for a while but never had the chance to test. The build illustrated will be a proof of concept and use timbers and fittings that are readily available in my workshop or easy to obtain. If all goes well once this is complete we can turn our attention to picking out fittings, timbers and detail on a genuine HR design and build.
Thanks to all that took part in the original discussion and I hope this thing works out.
I have spent a few spare hours getting the main parts of the guitar roughed out and am at a stage where input is needed on the way forward. If the thread degenerates to a flaming competition as it did last time I shall be taking this thread elsewhere as before.
The next post will show the progress so far.