A closeup of the inlay work around the sound hole. bsom.soundhole.inlay.012700.jpg (39911 bytes)
Here the star inlays on the neck are being laid out. They're tacked in place so that the outlines can be marked. smithemfreta.jpg (69619 bytes)


Then the recesses are routed and stars glued in place. This is before the finish sanding.

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I was trying to decide if I'd like my initials on the neck, so Vince did a quick mockup for me to look at. neck.initials.decide2.jpg (74588 bytes)

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