For the past 2 months I have been spending a lot of time in my shop. Sometime in the near future I will have a video of my building process that was done by a local community web site. They filmed an entire guitar and we just finished filming for the project this past Saturday up in Seattle. We took the guitar up and filmed Michael Nicolella playing the guitar that will be in the video.
Since the completion of that guitar I have built another guitar and I just started the finishing process today. Here are a few pictures as I assembled the body and a few that I took today after applying the seal coats. I am really liking the figured maple bindings!
What's Happening "Inside the Shop"
Tim Harris Classical Guitars
About a year ago I was driving down the road and spotted a maple tree alongside the road that had been cut up into large chunks because it was in pretty tough shape. As I was driving by at 40 mph I was pretty sure that I could see that the wood was spalted. On my way back home I stopped and was pleasantly surprised to see that there were a few pieces that would be worth taking home with me.
After drying in my shop for 6 months, I just took some time to slice it up on my band saw to see what was inside. As you can see, I've got a pretty size-able stack of spalted maple for making future rosettes on my guitars.
For the past couple of weeks I have been making a large batch of linings for future guitars. I had a couple of odd sized pieces of mahogany that I cut up for linings. I am finally done bending and laminating them. Even though it was a lot of work, I won't need to worry about making linings for a while. I made enough for 17 guitars!